Home > Mental health Mental health All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Outsmart stress traps Don’t make a beeline for fast-acting, unhealthy stress solutions. Next time, try one of these better anxiety busters. Mental health News Coping with grief during the holiday season Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself, an expert advises. More in Mental health News Tongue twisters help understand brain function Group therapy eases social anxiety disorder Early suicide attempts predict later-life trouble Male and female brains do develop differently News Male and female brains do develop differently While not every woman is intuitive or every man handy with tools, neurological scans of young males and females suggest that their brains really do develop differently. See all News » Stress 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. See all Stress » Treatment An end to negative emotions? The goal of CBT is to assist individuals in reducing excessively intense emotional states that are disabling, and replace these with a more appropriate emotion. See all Treatment » Living with mental illness The stigma of mental illness When you think of mental illness, do the words "whacko", "crazy" or "van lotjie getik" come to mind? It is World Mental Health Day and we look at the greatest stigma of all. See all Living with mental illness » Take action Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Extrovert vs. introvert Brain bits and bytes Your brain's secret life To make sense of its world a brain has to learn - and keep learning. See all Brain bits and bytes » Disorders Personal boundaries: the invisible fence Healthy personal boundaries make for healthy relationships and healthy relationships enhance mental wellness. See all Disorders » Mental health in SA Mental illness common Between 1% and 3% of the South African population are likely to suffer from a mental health problem severe enough to require hospitalisation. See all Mental health in SA » Drugs 10 questions on addiction Here are 10 questions from the expert forums, mostly from friends and family members, who want to know what they can do about addiction in their families and social circles. See all Drugs » advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.