Traumatic childhood could increase heart disease risk in adulthood

2018-12-27 10:00

A new study explored whether exposure to difficult conditions in childhood can lead to heart-related events.

Trauma and the unhealed scars of South Africa

2018-10-15 11:55

For many young people, the past is the present and can never be forgotten until fully addressed. How then can we have a socially cohesive society when we continue to ignore issues of redress, writes Wandile Ngcaweni.

WATCH: A year after the Grenfell Tower fire, here's how students are dealing with their loss

2018-09-17 11:46

Homes were destroyed, over 70 lives were lost, and of which two were students at Oxford Gardens Primary School, located less than a kilometre away from where the Grenfell Tower fire – the deadliest structural fire in the United Kingdom since 1988 – happened.

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?

"I'm sure we have PTSD": Parents of two-year-old girl that survived ovarian cancer make her smile every day

2018-07-13 15:52

This brave two-year-old girl has had to fight for her life and has been undergoing aggressive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

"I am no longer ashamed to say that I shop in the children's section" - but shopping trauma is real

2018-07-10 15:16

Yes, we're basically campaigning for one-size-fits-all clothing.

This 10-year-old is selling his toys to help fund his dog’s surgery

2018-06-27 13:30

Connor's service dog Copper may have Wobbler Disease, which affects the animal’s spinal cord, making it difficult for them to walk. But Connor has a plan.

Mshoza is in therapy

2018-05-18 07:00

The star is still living in fear saying her husband is a dangerous man

How compassion can help pregnant moms triumph over toxic childhood trauma

2018-04-09 14:45

New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them – such as therapists, physicians, friends and neighbours – their risk of pregnancy complications reduces substantially.

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.


Boy ‘lost his imagination’ after horse kicks him in the head

2018-12-14 13:40

A British boy who was kicked in the head by a horse has finally begun to recover – five years after the incident.

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.

What is mindfulness? And why is it so important to teach it to our children?

2018-09-12 13:24

Today, 12 September, people around the world are celebrating Mindfulness Day – a day to highlight the health and wellbeing benefits of practicing mindfulness. Co-founder of WISE (Wellbeing in Schools and Education in South Africa), Carol Surya, explains why teaching children mindfulness is so important and how you can do so at home.

Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage – here’s how to spot the signs and move on

2018-08-10 12:54

People who have been bullied can experience mental health problems later in life such as stress, anxiety and depression. So it is vital that children who have been bullied work through the past in order to move on and forward.

Thai boys: Trauma could plague them for a long time, says psychologist

2018-07-11 12:01

We spoke to a counselling psychologist who explained the possibility of trauma after being trapped inside a cave.

WATCH: Kim Kardashian is afraid to fall asleep in her own home

2018-07-10 11:02

How the trauma of being robbed has forced Kim to up the security in order to have a good night's rest.

Toddler has PTSD after nearly losing his life three times

2018-06-08 19:01

A little boy has beaten the odds and stunned doctors by beating three deadly illnesses, which left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the age of just three.

How parents can support children after traumatic events

2018-04-17 17:11

As much as parents try with all their might to protect their children, it's inevitable that your child will be exposed to a traumatic situation. Here is how you can prepare for when that moment comes.

How to make peace with your past

2018-03-15 11:47

Some ideas on how to deal with emotional abuse

What is an incompetent cervix? A mom shares her story

2018-02-21 14:49

Geraldine Monaheng* shares her tragic story of living with the painful condition which almost left her childless.

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