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 The cost of creativity Being focused helps creativity but hampers flexible thinking. Mental health News Psychiatry 'Bible' launched amid controversy Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments. More in Mental health News 1 in 5 teens have a mental disorder Experts debate what's 'normal' More kids diagnosed with mental health disabilities Recession damages health 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 » Take action Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Outsmart stress traps How brain injury affects you Stress 10 things to do when you're feeling 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.