Tear-jerker song for mother who died of cancer goes viral

2017-12-11 15:29

Caitlin Burke’s Not That Far Apart became an internet hit after her mother, Carolyn, passed away in March following a two-year struggle with ovarian cancer.

More evidence that depression shortens lives

2017-10-26 14:00

While this is no new outcome, a new study confirms that depression can take a toll on people's overall health and shorten lives significantly.

How open are you about mental illness in the workplace?

2017-10-02 09:45

One in four employees in South Africa has been diagnosed with depression. Now you have the chance to share your opinion about depression in the workplace.

7 movies with mentally ill characters

2017-09-27 09:30

From post-traumatic stress disorder to depression, the following movies portray mental health problems with considerable accuracy.

Are depressed teens more prone to violence?

2017-08-24 12:58

A new study has shown the importance of early, efficient treatment for teens suffering from depression.

Loneliness can kill more people than obesity

2017-08-10 11:48

Research suggests that loneliness can have a negative impact on your health, and may even be a cause of premature death.

Worried about your child's sleep problems? Could that be why you're depressed?

2017-07-25 14:27

Could unnecessary worry about how your child is sleeping be the cause of your depression?

You’ll be shocked at how dismissive people are of mental health

2017-07-13 14:57

We have a long way to go towards accepting mental health problems. Following an article about taking a 'mental health day', many responses have been shockingly negative.

Back pain patients with depression get more opioids

2017-06-23 13:46

There is strong evidence that depressed patients are at greater risk for misuse and overdose of opioids.

Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people

2017-05-30 10:36

But when researchers added medication, the strength of the association between depressive symptoms and falls dropped to insignificant levels.


Mentally ill patients in Limpopo face great challenges

2017-10-30 11:00

Acting CEO of a psychiatric hospital outside Thohoyandou is urging families of mentally ill people to play their part to end the stigma around mental illness.

30% of people with this disorder have kept it a secret

2017-10-10 07:49

Although nearly 10% of the South African population suffer from depression, there is still a lot of prejudice against mental illness in the workplace.

Postpartum depression likely in subsequent pregnancies

2017-09-28 13:52

A new study found that postpartum depression is likely to occur again if you had it in a previous pregnancy.

Thandeka King on how acting saved her from depression

2017-09-05 12:32

Thandeka says she confronted many problems and losing loved ones led to her unhappiness

A mom of two loses tons of weight and combats her mental illness while at it

2017-08-18 15:54

Her extreme anxiety caused her to start comfort eating, which left her feeling even more dejected.

Could a party drug be the new treatment for depression?

2017-08-02 09:46

Although ketamine shows promise, not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects.

Should it really take tragic celebrity suicides to shine the spotlight on mental health?

2017-07-24 07:36

Health24 writer Mandy Freeman reflects on the recent suicide of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. Why does the world only take notice of mental illness following the suicide of a celebrity?

'I'm taking a mental health day'

2017-07-11 15:39

Madalyn Parker recently told her boss that she was taking 'a mental health day'. How would you respond if you were her boss?

What you need to know about antidepressants

2017-06-08 10:23

Not everyone with depression needs medicine, but antidepressant drugs can definitely help ease symptoms.

Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds

2017-05-09 13:02

Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid.

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