ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAUMA

Two-time Cape Town rape survivor Hlumela Halom tells her story

2019-09-16 16:48

We are #StrongerTogether.

Team sports could help traumatised kids grow into healthy adults

2019-06-05 20:30

Researchers found that teens who experienced childhood trauma and played team sports had lower odds of depression and anxiety as young adults.

How grief, divorce can really tax the heart

2019-06-02 13:17

Research has found links between mental health conditions and poorer cardiovascular health.

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.

 

The 'divine discomfort' needed to lift SA out of its state of frozenness

2019-08-05 08:51

The lack of urgency by all role players to transform South Africa on all levels has led to an alarming increase in divisions within our society between rich and poor, different race groups, leadership and the people, writes Christo Thesnaar.

Patient’s chest catches fire during open-heart surgery because of lung damage

2019-06-05 12:42

Surgery can be risky, but a flash fire is usually not one of the dangers that spring to mind when you are wheeled into the theatre.

WATCH: What really happens when you get shot?

2019-03-13 09:20

We see it happen in movies and on television, but no one wants to experience it in real life. So, what really happens when you get shot? WARNING: This video contains violent movie scenes.

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.

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