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Depression

Depression
June 4, 2015

Dealing with the blues after your exams

WHAT! You’ve just finished exams and you’re not happy – how could you be feeling this way? For many, the end of exams signals the beginning of fun, relaxation and being stress free, but sometimes you feel worse than you did during your exams. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let us help you understand why you feel like this. (more…)
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Depression
January 15, 2015

Feeling depressed?

It’s totally normal to be irritable or sad now and then! But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is: you don’t have to feel this way - there’s plenty of help available and many things you can do to help yourself. (more…)
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Depression
December 23, 2014

Beat the Christmas blues

The festive season is a time for family, friends and loved ones, and a chance to reflect on the year that’s past. For some people though, this time of year is filled with stress and sadness. The loss of a loved one, family conflicts, job loss and illness are all major life upheavals which can leave a person feeling lost and alone. (more…)
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DepressionGrief and Loss
September 10, 2014

Save a life: Preventing suicide

Suicide prevention is possible, and it starts with being able to read the warning signs. If you think that a family member, child or friend is in danger, then this is a good time to take a quick look at the signs, facts and ways you can recognise and help anyone close to you who might be at risk. (more…)
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AnxietyDepression
August 12, 2014

All about teen depression

Don’t all teenagers lurk in their rooms and moan about getting up for school? Occasional moodiness and a little bit of melancholy is normal for teenagers, but depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional blues - it’s a serious condition. Untreated, teen depression can lead to substance abuse, self-mutilation, violence, pregnancy, and even suicide. It’s not all doom and gloom though, and there are plenty of ways teachers, parents and friends can help. Here, we take a closer look at teen depression. Understanding teen depression (more…)
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DepressionNews
August 12, 2014

Robin Williams passes away

We are sad to report that well-known actor and comedian Robin Williams has died. He was found lying unconscious in his home in Tiburon, California around 11:55am, and at 12:02pm he was declared dead. The cause of his death is still inconclusive, but the coroners suspect his death to be a suicide. According to them it was death by asphyxiation, but a comprehensive evaluation is needed to confirm the real cause. The local law enforcement will also investigate the cause of his death. (more…)
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Depression
July 29, 2014

Why do women suffer from depression more than men?

Did you know that women are 5 times more likely to develop depression than men? But don’t let that get you down, ladies! We’ll list a couple of reasons why you have a greater risk of developing the blues than your hubby, and some helpful strategies to deal with it. (more…)
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Depression
June 4, 2014

Even dads can get baby blues

Most new Dads feel overwhelmed, and experience a bit of the baby blues in the first few months after their baby has been born. However, it turns out that a small percentage of Dads actually go on to develop post-partum depression, something which until now has mostly been documented in new moms. (more…)
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DepressionFood & nutrition
May 10, 2014

Eat right to beat the blues

It’s natural to feel a bit down from time to time, but if you find yourself feeling sad or lonely a lot of the time, then it could be a sign that you’re battling with depression. It’s a mental health condition that’s still taboo for many people, but it’s important to know that it CAN be treated and overcome. (more…)
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