Willow Smith bravely revealed a painful secret that affects too many SA teens and young adults

2018-05-17 15:44

And her mom and gran showed us all how we can handle this kind of news when we need to help a loved one.

‘I didn't take my antidepressants for 6 months – this is what happened’

2018-05-03 11:27

Following Avicii's tragic death, Health24 writer Mandy Freeman tells how suffering from depression sometimes makes her feel like a fraud.

Here's what's really going on in your brain when you experience 'FOMO' — the fear of missing out

2018-04-24 16:10

Nobody can attend everything, but we get FOMO nonetheless.

Being moody isn't a mental health issue

2018-04-05 12:31

Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation. They prompt us to address life challenges and opportunities and to develop resilience.

How to make peace with your past

2018-03-15 11:47

Some ideas on how to deal with emotional abuse

How witnessing violence can harm your child's mental health

2018-02-28 15:20

Children who report high levels of exposure to violence, either as witness or victim, report the highest levels of depression, anger and anxiety.

What should you do when your partner is mentally ill and you’re not?

2018-02-20 13:23

How to cope with your love having a serious illness that they can’t help and that you can’t necessarily help them with.

Antenatal depression: When your bump brings the blues

2018-02-12 22:01

Depression during pregnancy can negatively affect how you take care for yourself, and interfere with your ability to bond with your growing baby.

Grieving mother’s heartache: ‘I found him on the kitchen floor’

2018-01-10 12:01

She is battling to come to terms with the loss of her bright, beautiful boy.

2018 top academic achievers got your teen feeling inadequate?

2018-01-04 14:36

Comparing themselves to ultra-successful peers is all too easy, and creates massive blind spots to their own skills and talents. Here's how to put things in perspective for your teen.


My battle with depression – and how I found the will to keep going

2018-05-11 15:57

As a stay-at-home mom in her cosy home in KwaZulu Natal, Susan* seemed to have the perfect life.

Here's another reason why you shouldn't marry your cousin

2018-04-09 07:18

A significant percentage of people worldwide are born to parents who are first- or second-cousins, largely in Asia and eastern Africa.

“Fitness helped me deal with family drama, failing friendships and depression”

2018-03-26 13:38

A 21-year-old who many would say has been through the most…

This natural antidepressant could make you feel way less anxious

2018-03-09 08:17

You'll find it in your spice rack...

Are you or your partner mentally ill? Tell us about it and you could win a shopping voucher

2018-02-21 13:26

How do you deal with your condition in your relationship?

13 reasons to talk about teen suicide

2018-02-15 17:55

Here are 13 reasons to talk to your teen about a very difficult topic, writes Lizette Rabe, after Netflix’s announcement that they’re planning a sequel to 13 Reasons Why – last year’s runaway series about a teen girl’s suicide.

I dread falling asleep

2018-01-25 15:50

Here’s the search to cure my somnophobia

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of

2018-01-10 09:55

Stigma and bias are the reasons you may be suffering in silence

7 ways to deal with anxiety over the holidays

2017-12-25 07:50

The Christmas holidays force many of us out of our comfort zone. Here are a few tips on how to keep anxiety at bay over the festive season.

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