News of the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade on June 4th, followed by popular celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on June 8th shocked many. And in the same week, the CDC released research that shows suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate. Why These Suicides? Kate Spade’s husband Andy
Mental health problems not only affect one’s wellbeing, they can also affect the economy. In South Africa alone, depression in the workplace can cost over R200 billion in lost productivity, whereas in the United States, depression can costs the U.S. economy over than $45 billion a year in lost productivity. As
Living in a place with minimal sunlight can easily catalyze the depressing experience of seasonal affective disorder, better known as SAD syndrome. It is not the cold that invites SAD syndrome to filter into your mind and body; scientists believe it is caused by a lack of sunlight. The absorption
Failure is inevitable in life. By learning to focus on valuing who you are, not what you do, you can let go of negativity and approach yourself in a more positive way. Failure is a common experience that affects all age groups, from childhood though to old age. The rise
According to the World Health Organization, depression is a major mental disorder, with more than 300 million sufferers worldwide. If not treated, it can lead to suicide, and currently 800 000 people die annually because of untreated depression. Moreover, this disorder is badly stigmatized, and often the taboo surrounding the
With as many as one in six South Africans suffering from anxiety, depression or substance abuse (excluding more serious conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia), Dr Renata Schoeman, member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) says now, this very minute, is the time for everyone to take stock of their unhealthy lifestyle
Human beings spend the majority of our lives working. We generally enter the workforce between the ages of 20 and 25, and by the time we leave at around 65, the largest part of our lives are essentially behind us. This does not have to be negative, however, since we
Violation preys on our most basic fears – our most intimate and private moments, our vulnerabilities, being exploited by a person we trust. When the Internet and the virtual world has a part to play in this exploitation, the fallout is immense. The impact on an individual’s psychological well-being, as
According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60’s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realize that diet and exercise are not the only factors. A person’s social life may be playing a more important role than anyone initially thought.
Losing 100 hairs a day is normal, but if you feel that your hairbrush is leaving you with little to style, then there might be a severe underlying cause. When it comes to severe hair loss, there are many probable causes, which can often make this condition difficult to manage.