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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? We look at the greatest stigma of all.

1 house, 125 cats

An Underberg woman is to be charged under the Animal Protection Act after 125 cats were found in her home.

'I gave up drugging at 16'

Drug abuse can be as much a social addiction as anything else. A young woman delves into the social undercurrents that drove her to this, and gives some valuable advice to parents.

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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.

To tell or not

Many people who have or have had a mental illness, feel they do not want to disclose their status. People fear that they may not be regarded as “normal”, and will be rejected.

Extreme hoarding

Some people have so much stuff in their homes they can hardly move around. And they keep on bringing in more and more junk. Why do people do this?

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