5 Signs that someone might have depression (and not know it)

Though depression is a treatable illness, those who suffer from it often suffer in silence. They might be afraid of the stigma attached to mental illness, reluctant to burden others with their problems, or simply unable to recognise the condition and what it entails. Here are 5 common signs of depression amongst those who may be attempting to hide their pain.

Published: February 15, 2018 / 6 Comments

6 Strategies for coping with anxiety

When you try too hard to control your anxieties, you only heighten them. Letting go may actually help you get a grip – and finally win over worry.

Published: January 29, 2018 / 2 Comments

Bullying in schools: What parents and children need to know

It’s reported that as many as 57% of South African students have been bullied at some time during their high-school careers. What drives a child to victimise another? Are certain children predisposed to bullying? Or to being bullied?

Published: January 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Can weight-loss therapy help emotional eaters lose weight?

Emotional eaters often suffer from stress and low self-esteem and, hence, use food as a source of comfort. Therapy may be the answer.

Published: January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Paws for thought: The benefits of animal-assisted therapy

It turns out dogs are more than just man’s best friend. Here, three studies that show the positive benefits of animal-assisted therapy on mental health.

Published: January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Are you depressed? These are the signs

Depression. Do you know how it differs from the so-called “blues”? What kind of questions does a counsellor or psychologist ask to determine whether someone is depressed? And why, if they are, is it essential to get help?

Published: January 12, 2018 / 2 Comments