Want to achieve closeness despite coronavirus lockdown? There's an app for that

2020-03-28 17:11

Social distancing doesn't necessarily mean you have to be lonely.

'Social connection remains so important': Psychologist shares tips on coping with coronavirus anxiety

2020-03-23 16:45

Local clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, Vincenzo Sinisi, shares tips on managing anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.

6 Things to do when you find yourself in a slump of not wanting to do anything

2020-03-12 13:32

Half a dozen ways to sucker punch the slump.

Landisa: I am a doctor in Gauteng, and who is supposed to help me when I have burnout?

2020-03-06 14:22

The problem is, when you are always happy and chirpy like I was, when you do need help, people do not see it, writes Dr Sindi Van Zyl

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

What healthy finances can do for your mental health

2020-02-25 14:58

What does the health of your bank balance do to your brain and your body? The obvious answer is that if you have your ducks in a row, your heart and head can rest easy.

'I quit my new job in just 5 days' - here's how it all started going downhill almost immediately and what I learnt

2020-02-11 14:23

I prioritised my mental health over a toxic working environment.

Coronavirus doesn't have to scare you or your kids, psychologists say

2020-02-06 18:00

It's natural to overreact to a stressor we can't control, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that the current risk to Americans is low.

10 easy ways to improve your mental health in 2020, as recommended by therapists

2020-02-02 11:45

We're gonna need to adopt healthier habits.

Even female bosses face sexual harassment

2020-01-31 18:45

Sexual harassment means that women's career advancement comes at a higher cost than men's, especially in male-dominated industries and firms.


Being confined to your home for a prolonged period may affect your mood - here's how to cope

2020-03-24 18:25

When you're away from your support system, it may be hard to cope, and you could find yourself experiencing mood swings.

Even a little activity keeps ageing brains from shrinking

2020-03-13 19:30

Physical activity may keep your brain four years younger than the rest of you, which might help prevent or slow the progression of dementia.

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.

Hiding your feelings at work can lead to poor productivity

2020-03-02 11:45

Are you suppressing your true emotions and faking a positive attitude to be lauded and liked by your colleagues? It could backfire, say researchers.

Good news for people with persistent anxiety

2020-02-25 17:00

People with generalised anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and on most days they struggle to control their discomfort.

2 out of 3 women unhappy with their breast size. Could that harm their health?

2020-02-13 20:45

A study found that breast size dissatisfaction may result in avoidance behaviours that reduce breast awareness, particularly if a woman's breasts trigger feelings of anxiety, shame or embarrassment.

For teens, weight-loss surgery may not bring emotional gains

2020-02-10 15:00

A new Swedish study found that weight-loss surgery does not seem to improve general mental health in teens.

When it comes to classroom performance, praising kids is a powerful tool

2020-02-03 10:42

If teachers sang their kids' praises more than reprimanding them, could it have a positive effect on their focus and concentration levels?

What is hangover anxiety - and how can you get rid of it?

2020-02-01 15:45

If you had a few too many last night, don't worry – we're here to help.

Could a family's social standing be the key to happiness for teens?

2020-01-28 20:45

A study indicates that young people's perception of social status is a good indicator of how well they fare with respect to mental health and social outcomes.

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