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 The stigma of mental illness When you think of mental illness, do the words "whacko", "crazy" or "van lotjie getik" come to mind? It is World Mental Health Day and we look at the greatest stigma of all. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » Outsmart stress traps How brain injury affects you 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. 1 house, 125 cats An Underberg woman is to be charged under the Animal Protection Act after 125 cats were found in her home. 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? Too terrified to drive She has a driver's license, but she is too terrified to drive. What do you think? Tips for Facebook safety Liesl Muller, a social media consultant, offers the following advice about safe social media use: “ Latest comment on Health24 Gareth David says... I agree, if I had three hands, I would facepalm myself three times, but unfortunately I could only do it twice... Basic diabetic menu for one week ” '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. The dangers of type D personality Not only ambitious type As face health threats. Here's how being a type D personality could affect your body. Healthy habits Making proclamations about the new you on New Year’s Eve is one thing; sticking to a health commitment for the next 12 months takes a little more effort. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.