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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Mental & Emotional Health
March 3, 2014

Can stress and grief actually break your heart?

This week, the long awaited trial of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius starts – and all eyes are on him. With the facts of the case laid bare though, it’s perhaps easy to forget Reeva Steenkamp’s family – and the pain they’re undoubtedly going through one year after her death. The stress of the trial seems to be taking its toll, and last week it was reported that Reeva’s father, Barry, had suffered a second minor stroke – just days before the trial was set to start. The question is, could Barry’s stroke be linked to the grief brought on by his…
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Mental & Emotional Health
December 5, 2013

A broken heart really CAN affect your health

Going through the trauma of losing a loved one affects you mentally, physically and financially. Your see-saw emotions can lead to stress, which in turn can lead to a number of serious health conditions. This type of trauma can also bring on an illness in an otherwise healthy person, or aggravate an existing physical illness. (more…)
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