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 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. Mental health News Many older adults struggle to part with possessions After 50 people are less likely to part with things they no longer need – possibly because it becomes physically or emotionally more difficult to do so. More in Mental health News Online therapy an alternative to 'face-to-face' Doctors often miss suicide warning signs Missouri heading for record number of executions Excessive eating at night points to mental issues On The couch Depression: do you know the signs? One of the most important things you can do for someone who is depressed is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. See all On The couch » 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 » Take action Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Can you trust your memory? The science of happiness Mental health The stigma of mental illness The labelling, discrimination and exclusion of the mentally ill happens all over the world and has occurred throughout history. See all Mental 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.