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Living with mental illness

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.

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.

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?

Tips for Facebook safety

Liesl Muller, a social media consultant, offers the following advice about safe social media use:

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