Home > Mental health > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Probe into alleged assault of mentally ill teen at Bara Hospital The Gauteng Department of Health says it will consult the mentally ill patient who was allegedly beaten unconscious by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. 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 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. Migraine drug may up risk of eating disorders in teens Topiramate, an established migraine drug for adults that was recently approved for use in teens may cause appetite reduction and weight loss as side effects. 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. Psychosis rarely linked to violent crime Findings of a study has revealed information which is contrary to common belief about mental illness: that violent crimes seldomly accompany mental disorder. 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. Is ISIS inspiring the defacing of SA statues? CyberShrink explores the connection between the destruction of ancient monuments by ISIS and the current defacing of historical statues in South Africa. “ Latest comment on Health24 Ghoulza says... no education department should start taking notice and do something about this. start off by scrapping the rubbish system they are using and stop relying on so many books that... Just how heavy is your child's school bag? ” 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. Impulsive boys may become chronic gamblers Canadian researchers found that teens and young adults with very impulsive behaviour were more likely to become depressed and develop a gambling problem. Big Brother does it again – encouraging and rewarding sexual misconduct CyberShrink, who has a lot of experience with Big Brother Africa and its problems, reflects on how Reality TV cares more about ratings than people. 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 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.