Depression

Living-with depression

10 things to do when you're down

Life is not always moonshine and roses. There are those days when you feel really down, despondent, ugly and unwanted. Here's how to make yourself feel better.

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.

Psychiatric admissions: the steps

Many people who care for loved ones with a serious mental illness may have to make difficult decisions regarding whether or not the person should be hospitalised.

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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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