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stigma

Mental & Emotional Health
May 13, 2019

Do you harm or cut yourself? There’s help

It may be hard to understand if you don’t cut yourself, but self-harm and cutting is often used as a way of coping with problems. If you or a friend struggle with self-harm, there is help available.
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Mental & Emotional Health
May 3, 2019

Mental illness: Join the fight to break the stigma!

A mental illness is tough to handle, and even more so with daily commitments like work, university and home life. And then, there are the stigmas surrounding the issue. Common stigmas include that all people with schizophrenia are violent and that depression is just something people can snap out of. Both of which are not true...
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General knowledge
May 2, 2019

What is albinism?

Thando Hopa is a South African model, lawyer, poet - and she has albinism. But she doesn’t let the condition define her. Instead, she lives a normal healthy life.Her condition is caused by an absence of melanin in the body. Melanin is a pigment that gives hair, skin and eyes their colour. Without melanin,  skin and hair are white and vision is impaired...
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Depression
February 18, 2016

Depressed: I’m too scared to tell anyone!

At some point in our lives, we all feel sad, tired and maybe even hopeless - it's part of life. But for people with mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorder, they don't just experience these feelings now and then. While most of us bounce back from a bad time on our own, there are others who need more help with therapy and medication. (more…)
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