Living-with depression

How addiction triggered my schizophrenia

South African, James, has endured a long battle with schizophrenia and even spent time in prison as a result of his 15 year addiction to heroin. This is his story.

Alternative treatment for mild depression

Depression can affect just about anyone but, luckily, the condition is largely treatable. While traditional treatment typically involves psychological therapy, antidepressant medication or a combination of the two, mild cases can be treated through alternative means, including yoga, aromatherapy and various dietary supplements.

SA has eighth highest suicide rate

South Africa has the eighth highest suicide rate in the world with approximately 8000 suicides per year and suicide being the third largest cause of unnatural death in the country.

5 Telltale signs of depression

Feeling powerless, bleak and beyond help? We all suffer from the blues now and again, but if these feelings persist it might be time to see a professional.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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