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Mental & Emotional Health

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Addiction
October 15, 2014

The pros and cons of alcohol

Every week you get hit by a new opinion on what alcohol might do to, or for, you. So, is it good or bad to have a glass of wine with dinner? It turns out that regular moderate drinking has quite a few benefits - let’s see what that means. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 28, 2014

7 Things about compulsive hoarding

Hanging onto every one of your video-games or all the birthdays cards you’ve ever been given doesn’t make you a hoarder: most people like to keep things that hold some sentimental value, it’s perfectly normal. But if you placing as much value on a newspaper ad insert dating back to 2003 as you do on your car, you may be getting into dodgy territory. Here are some things you need to know about hoarding: (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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Anxiety
July 20, 2014

What anxiety does to your body

We’ve come to understand that anxiety is much more than just a feeling. Remember Tony Soprano’s first panic attack – the one where he ended up in the Emergency Room for a suspected heart attack? Well, that’s just one of the nasty ways long-term stress can present itself. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 16, 2014

Does having kids make you happy?

For many people, getting married and having kids are entirely normal (and often wanted) life events. And those people who do go on to have children will tell you how happy they are with their latest addition - if you haven’t already seen the pictures on Facebook. Fair enough. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 10, 2014

Don’t panic on Panic Awareness Day

Have you ever had the feeling that you can’t breathe? Your heart is racing, you feel sweaty and the world seems to close in on you? You have an overwhelming urge to run, but where? And from what? This is classically how a panic attack feels! They come on suddenly and often without warning, triggered by a crowded place, an exam, a new job or an argument. If you ask someone who’s had a panic attack what it feels like, they’ll tell you: “It feels like I’m going to die.” (more…)
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