How to deal with anxiety and loneliness during the Covid-19 outbreak

2020-03-21 09:59

Stress is to be expected when dealing with the coronavirus, which is driving many to self-isolate. Here are five tips on ways to stay calm.

Social media, manic news reports and panic buying – How the Covid-19 hysteria is affecting my existing mental health issues

2020-03-17 16:33

For a long time, coronavirus was something I didn’t really worry about because it was so far removed from me and my daily routine.

Landisa: How I was told to 'get over it' after my father committed suicide

2020-02-28 12:22

Dad was 73 years old at that time. The familiar voice on the other side said they found my father hanging in our kitchen and he was no more, writes Sipho M. Simelane

Many can suffer facial paralysis - and its emotional toll

2020-02-20 14:45

What causes the different types of facial paralysis and what effect does it have on mental health?

How Facebook falls short for college kids battling depression

2020-01-22 14:45

Facebook friends of depressed students often have to read between the lines since few of them come right out and say they're depressed. .

Could the trauma of miscarriage trigger PTSD?

2020-01-17 20:45

European researchers have found that early pregnancy loss is associated with a significant level of psychological distress and subsequent PTSD.

Seaside living soothes the mind of rich and poor alike

2020-01-08 10:00

Investigators found that people living in towns and cities near the coastline reported having better mental health, even the poorest folks.

How to wait out a blue mood

2020-01-04 15:00

Feeling blue on any given day is normal, and by allowing yourself to 'ride the wave' might mean you work through it better.

Where dagga is legal, people are likely to believe its benefits

2019-12-19 16:45

Researchers say that where dagga is legal, people are more likely to believe that it helps to relieve e.g. pain, anxiety and depression.

Psoriasis, mental ills can go hand in hand

2019-12-14 10:30

Immune disorders have been linked with the development of mental problems, and as psoriasis is an immune-disorder disease, it might explain the connection with depression.


Avoiding fear, anxiety while you self-quarantine

2020-03-18 08:45

Self-quarantine or social distancing is stressful and likely to bring up emotions like fear and anxiety, but experts say there are ways to cope.

Why nurses may need suicide-prevention screening

2020-03-08 20:30

A study of US government data found the suicide rate among both male and female nurses was significantly higher than that of the general population.

11 signs your job is making your life miserable

2020-02-28 08:48

Do you spend tons of time and energy explaining to friends, family, and anyone who will listen just how bad your job is at the moment?

Landisa: Why one of SA’s most well-known comedians took a break for 18 months

2020-02-07 12:17

I just felt that my mind was fuzz. Like I wasn't sad, like it was just hazy in my head, says Simmi Areff

Differences found in brains of kids born to depressed parents

2020-01-20 08:51

A new study found that in children of depressive parents, the part of the brain linked to reward, motivation and the experience of pleasure, was smaller than in other children.

People with depression are turning to pot for relief

2020-01-08 21:00

Researchers have found that people with depression are twice as likely to be using pot as those who aren't depressed.

As matric results are released, is your teen at increased risk of suicide?

2020-01-07 08:35

Parent24 spoke to Kayla from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to find out more about the impact the exam season and the wait for results can have on the mental health of teenagers.

Quitting Facebook for a month might make you happier

2019-12-25 14:30

Facebook is not always great for your mental health.

Do life insurance policies cover suicide as a result of depression?

2019-12-16 12:00

According to a recent study by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) depression affects one in four South African employees.

Could the birth control pill alter a part of women's brains?

2019-12-09 18:45

In a study, women on the Pill appeared to experience more anger and depression symptoms.

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