Home > Mental health > Living with mental illness Living with mental illness All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Demi Lovato gets vocal about mental illness Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer, Demi Lovato, is spearheading a new mental illness awareness campaign. 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 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. 18 kg anorexic woman begs for help after hospitals say she is too thin to treat Rachael Farrokh, who suffers from extreme anorexia, is begging for help to save her life after being turned away from multiple treatment centres. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a multi-faceted illness characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Too terrified to drive She has a driver's license, but she is too terrified to drive. What do you think? Volunteers needed for a clinical, genetics and brain-imaging study Stellenbosch University is looking for volunteers with OCD, SAD or HPD (hair pulling disorder) to participate in an important study. The stigma of mental illness When you think of mental illness, do the words "whacko", "crazy" or "van lotjie getik" come to mind? We look at the greatest stigma of all. “ Latest comment on Health24 Godfrey Julies says... One rapist? Two bullets! Male rape still considered a joke in South Africa ” Subtle signs of domestic violence Physical warning signs of domestic abuse can be picked up during health care visits to the doctor – things like irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. One in five men reports violence toward partner A study by the University of Michigan reports that twenty percent of American men admit to violence toward their intimate partner. Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. load more articles 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 Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.