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 Fish oil could mean better brain function in older adults Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, can decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease in older adults, a new study shows. Mental health News Social connections may keep women from suicide New research suggests that friendships and outside activities offer protection against suicide, even for women who struggle with mental health issues, such as depression. More in Mental health News Migraine drug may up risk of eating disorders in teens Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients Mental Health Watch reporting system is launched in SA Psychosis rarely linked to violent crime Living with mental illness What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a multi-faceted illness characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. See all Living with mental illness » Drugs Synthetic dagga is on the rise in the US where it poisons and kills users Synthetic cannabinoid products mimic the active ingredient in marijuana and are sold in the US as herbal products. See all Drugs » Mental health in SA Mental Health Watch reporting system is launched in SA To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, the South African Federation for Mental Health has launched the Mental Health Watch project, which has been created to allow easy and accessible reporting of human rights violations. See all Mental health in SA » Living with mental illness UPDATE: 18 kg anorexic woman receives almost $200 000 in donations for treatment Rachael Farrokh, the 18 kilogram woman suffering from severe anorexia, has successfully raised almost $200 000 for treatment and has taken to YouTube again to thank everyone who helped. See all Living with mental illness » Take action Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke News Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients Cancer patients suffering from debilitating anxiety, fear or depression may find some peace during Ecstasy-influenced psychotherapy sessions. See all News » Brain How does the body respond to touching something hot? You might think that your body's rapid reaction to danger is pretty boring, but actually it represents a very clever exception to how your body normally works. See all Brain » Mental health in SA Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. See all Mental health in SA » Tools Do I have OCD? Complete this screening test to see whether you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). See all Tools » advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Stay out of trouble » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Sexual health » STIs: how to stay safe Apps for gay and bi men tied to STI risk Penis bumps The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it.