Men: mental health issues are not a sign of weakness

2018-11-16 12:19

Men, take note: Mental problems neither discriminate, nor are they a sign of weakness.

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA

2018-10-30 11:59

SPONSORED: Wouter Lombard, Cipla’s Associate Director – Marketing in the portfolio, Central Nervous System, explains that we need to understand depression to help prevent suicide.

1 in 4 SA varsity students have been diagnosed with depression

2018-10-10 12:28

"Depression does not discriminate – and can affect any race, age, gender or religion." Every day should be Mental Health Day.

KZN cop kills girlfriend, wounds 'lover' and turns gun on himself

2018-10-04 21:42

A 38-year-old police officer killed his girlfriend and wounded her apparent lover before turning the gun on himself in Waterloo, KwaZulu-Natal, say police.

Here's what 7 women did to get them through their suicidal thoughts

2018-09-13 17:30

"When considering suicide, it's hard to think of life ever being enjoyable again, but I promise it gets better."

7 myths about suicide busted

2018-09-10 13:13

More than 800 000 people die by suicide annually – which means one person commits suicide every 40 seconds.

Online suicide and the dark psychology of internet insult forums

2018-09-03 12:23

Yes, social media has certainly provided many people with the opportunity to communicate, encourage debate and enable online public spheres. However, we cannot ignore that it has also provided many people with a platform to bully, troll and torment their peers, especially since their anonymity removes a sense of accountability. So shouldn't social media sites be doing more to protect their users, especially as so many of these users are children – our children?

CUT student dies after jumping from mall building

2018-08-21 17:08

A Central University of Technology student has died after jumping from the rooftop of Loch Logan Waterfront Mall in Bloemfontein.

My 8 hours with Mark Minnie, 3 days before his death

2018-08-16 13:33

Netwerk24 specialist reporter Maygene de Wee describes a long car trip she undertook with Mark Minnie, author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, shortly before he apparently committed suicide.

Celeb suicides: How should the media cover them?

2018-08-10 08:05

When a high-profile person commits suicide it becomes breaking news. But how should the media cover this? A recent study sheds some light.



2018-11-05 10:00

Rapper Gigi Lamayne has spoken out for the first time after allegedly attempting to take her own life on Saturday.

Suicide in university students likely tied to undiagnosed mental conditions

2018-10-10 15:42

This World Mental Health Day places focus on the mental health of young people in an ever-changing environment.

‘I tried to kill myself – I lost my legs but I gained a new life’

2018-10-10 10:58

In 2013 Daryl Brown stepped in front of a train to end his life. He survived but had both legs amputated. He shares his story of survival to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Suicide: Kids need to know help is available

2018-09-16 17:06

“They want to end their pain not realising the pain they’re going to leave behind,” said grieving parents who say they would have fought against all odds to save their son from the clutches of suicide.

Brave model shares heartbreaking picture following her suicide attempt

2018-09-11 15:25

This model shared a photo of herself taken after her suicide attempt, hoping it will urge people to seek help for depression and anxiety.

Suicide Prevention Day an important opportunity for awareness

2018-09-10 13:12

'Suicide needs to be taken seriously because of the damage it does – both to the person tragically committing suicide and the people left behind.'

When head injuries make life hard, suicide risk goes up

2018-08-28 11:00

Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report.

Why being called a coconut is so damaging

2018-08-20 17:28

UCT professor Bongani Mayosi’s death reminded us just why words are harmful – particularly when someone is already struggling with depression. And how we need to take the conversation even further.

Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko's suicide has exposed a worrying tendency to victim blame

2018-08-13 11:00

Since the 23-year-old's tragic passing, #RIPKhensani has been trending on social media. Most reactions have included heartfelt condolences but some commentary around her death has been quite disturbing.

Khensani Maseko: Family and friends bid farewell to a 'shining star'

2018-08-09 14:15

While the country was celebrating Women's Day, a grieving mother described her pain after losing her 23-year-old daughter, Rhodes student Khensani Maseko.

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