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mental health

Healthy Lifestyle
June 17, 2016

The friend factor: How they make you healthier

What do you do for fun? “I love spending time with my friends!” is the answer that most of us would give, but did you know that there’s more to those good times than meets the eye? Studies show that your social circle has a positive influence on your mental and physical wellbeing. So, let’s find out how your pals help to improve your health. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
April 2, 2016

Could I have autism?

Up until fairly recently, autism wasn’t getting much attention from anyone - this means there could be many adults living with undiagnosed autism, or perhaps even misdiagnosed as something else. Could this be you? (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
March 5, 2016

The horrible history of mental health

Would you let someone drain your blood or force you to vomit to treat your depression? No, because there are meds for that! Mental health treatments have come a very long way from its brutal and inhumane beginnings. There may be a long way to go, but medical researched has progressed far from drilling holes into heads and half-drowning the mentally ill. Here’s how far we’ve come! (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 22, 2016

Prevent teen suicide!

Did you know that the third highest cause of teenage death (between ages 15 to 24) is suicide? Only homicide and car accidents rank higher! Current figures show that 9% of all SA teen deaths are suicide-related – so it’s time to sit up and pay attention. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional HealthStress
January 16, 2016

Could your condition be caused by stress?

Stress. Every one of us suffer, and react to it, in different ways. It can hit some of us much harder than others. So, what causes it? And what can we do to lessen the effects of stress? Let’s find out. (more…)
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DepressionMental & Emotional Health
October 16, 2015

Could you be suffering from depression?

Fatigue, insomnia, “feeling down” and a change in appetite are all common symptoms of depression – but many people who have these symptoms don’t give them second thought. Work, family and relationships are often given the blame, but if your symptoms persist, or get worse, then it could be alarm bells that something else is wrong. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 14, 2015

Why being South African could make you mentally ill

South Africa: high crime rates; 25% unemployment rate (2015); a high disparity between the rich and the poor. There’s no doubt that South Africans experience different types of trauma on a daily basis, and now we have a study as proof. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 10, 2015

5 Tips to help you fight depression

If you are struggling with depression, it's important to talk to your clinic or doctor. Once you've seen the doctor, there are some things you can do to help your treatment along. Here are some ways to help you cope with depression. 1. Eat right to feel better Choose foods that are better for your body and give you energy for longer - brown bread or rice instead of white, less sugar or fizzy drinks, and more fresh fruit. And choose rooibos tea over coffee! 2. Exercise every day Exercise gets your body to make hormones called endorphins - these…
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Mental & Emotional Health
May 26, 2015

Bipolar Disorder: The highs and lows

Everyone has their good and their bad days; it’s normal, right? Yes, mood swings are a part of life and we all have them, but in a couple of hours, whether you’re overjoyed or a bit annoyed, you get back to living your life; but, bipolar disorder is more than just being in a good or bad mood for a few hours – it’s a serious condition that can interfere with your ability to live a normal life. (more…)
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