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Mental & Emotional Health
October 21, 2019

These male celebrities struggle with their mental health too

What do Trevor Noah, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Big Sean and Prince Harry have in common? Apart from being famous, they’re all fighting the battle against mental health.
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DepressionMental & Emotional Health
November 13, 2017

How to prevent the suicide of a friend

It's awful to think about. So often, the loved ones of someone who committed suicide will say: "We never saw it coming!" It's not their fault, either. We all miss the clues and warning signs of someone who struggles with suicidal thoughts: it can be easier than you think to hide feelings of depression, anxiety, fear and substance abuse, and those who suffer can often be too ashamed to talk about it. So how can we be better prepared to help those in need? Here's what to look out for: Warning signs include: Talk: A suicidal person will drop hints of…
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Depression
October 27, 2017

How to know if your teen is depressed or suicidal

In 2012, public health in Oregon found that suicide rates pickup in January, after going down over December, and climb even more into February. That suggests that, perhaps, people who are depressed and feeling suicidal, may be postponing it over the festive season. As parents, it can be scary to even think about it. So when do you take the moodiness of your teenagers seriously, and how can you help them? What’s the Difference between Adult and Teen Depression? Depression in teens can look very different from depression in adults, and some of the most common symptoms of teen depression…
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Depression
May 19, 2017

How to help someone who is considering suicide

You’re more likely to kill yourself than to be killed, say the statistics. In South Africa, suicide is the third greatest cause of unnatural death, with approximately six to eight thousand suicides each year. Over 20 suicides and more than 230 attempted suicides are reported daily in the country, says the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). Why do people commit suicide? Depression is the leading cause for suicide. Depression can make you feel worthless, hopeless, and helpless. The deeper the depression, the more discouraged you feel. And, the more likely you are to consider suicide. According to SADAG,…
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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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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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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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