ARTICLES RELATING TO MENTAL ILLNESS

Amid a tough six months, Netcare saw a surge in patients with mental illnesses

2019-05-13 14:52

“Growth in demand for mental health services is expected to remain strong.”

How Slikour got over his dark moments

2019-02-06 12:58

Former Swatta Kamp rapper opens up about how his fight with depression led to the start of his business

The desperation of caring for the mentally ill

2018-10-03 05:39

Seipati Radimo tells of the challenges of caring for her mentally ill mother.

Would you wear a depression necklace?

2018-05-30 13:53

A lifestyle brand recently created necklaces that you can wear to tell the world about your mental illness, but is it helpful or harmful?

How to make peace with your past

2018-03-15 11:47

Some ideas on how to deal with emotional abuse

Can fashion create awareness around mental health issues?

2017-12-13 14:57

3 local and international designers influenced by dark pasts and presents.

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.

South Africans are living longer, but there’s bad news

2017-09-15 13:11

Life expectancy in South Africa is rapidly increasing, but the bad news is that the number of healthy years that men and women can expect to live has fallen over the past 25 years.

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?

The possible link between crime and mental illness

2017-07-03 11:12

Alcohol and drugs have a devastating effect on our communities, but how much of our crime could be rooted in mental illness caused by it, asks Faatimah Hendricks.

 

Common heart, diabetes meds may help ease mental illness

2019-02-13 16:17

Researchers found that patients with mental illness typically fared better when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.

16 – 24 year olds are the loneliest age group - here's why and where to get help

2018-10-03 11:07

And it’s not because of social media.

A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here's what experts think

2018-06-27 09:15

Jeff Jonas says the new drug could help depressed people feel well "with just a two week course of treatment", similar to how antibiotics are used.

Celebrity stalkers: the man who broke into Rihanna’s home for ‘consensual sex’– and more types of stalkers

2018-05-15 16:15

What happens inside the mind of a stalker? Why do they do what they do? We find out.

Did Robin Williams' suicide spur 'copycat' acts?

2018-02-20 09:36

The way death is reported and covered by both traditional and social media may contribute to an increase in suicides.

Weak, crazy or witchcraft? Mental illness and cultural stigmas

2017-10-31 09:10

Have you ever heard a friend or family member make an ignorant comment about mental illness? Cultural stigmas surrounding depression and other mental illnesses are a worldwide problem.

Depression in the workplace costs SA R232bn in lost productivity

2017-10-08 14:33

Depression costs South Africa more than R232bn or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity - either due to absence from work or attending work while unwell, a study shows.

Cowboys don't cry, but they should

2017-08-02 14:35

Let’s get one thing straight: mental illness is real, writes Danielle Hoffmeester.

Depression is a luxury few people of colour can afford

2017-07-04 13:38

The privilege of recognising your mental illness.

#LetsTalk about depression

2017-04-07 11:13

This year on World Health Day, the focus is on depression. Here are seven articles you should read about depression today.

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