mental illness

panic attacks | Longevity LIVE

Panic attacks can be terrifying and leave you isolated and affect your quality of life. The feeling that a panic attack stirs up, overwhelming fears and emotions, can spring up without warning and leave you  feeling disorientated and helpless. It’s a frequent, terrifying, staggering wave of emotions that can truly

depression | Longevity LIVE

Every person on earth has to walk through a phase of darkness at times. No matter what the reasons may be, there are ways to deal with this new age culprit. Depression can hit you at any age, anywhere, and at any time.  However, did you know how a simple

depression | Longevity LIVE

Depression is a powerful and understandable side effect of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are a number of reasons why – from the trauma of your diagnosis, to the physiological side effects of the various treatments (hormone fluctuations, fatigue, nausea, pain), to the dramatic changes to your body

talk therapy

Talk therapy can be used for many things, not just for treating mental illnesses. While many people use this therapy for healing and repairing their mind, others are nervous about using it at all.  They cannot see the benefits or feel it is a waste of money.  This is because

depression | Longevity LIVE

This past week, three-time cycling world champion and 2016 Olympic Silver winner Kelly Catlin passed away at the age of 23. According to a statement from her father, the young cyclist had taken her own life. As a result, there have been emerging theories that believe she had been battling

suicides

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

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) teamed up with Discovery Health SA to present the Mental Health Summit 2014, which was held at Discovery on 4 November. The aim of the summit was to make people more aware of mental health issues as well as the importance of

Mental illness is rife in South Africa, with an estimated 20% of South Africans suffering from some form of mental illness. While the mental state of South Africans is dire, it is still an issue that carries a huge amount of stigma , and this may cause people to keep

“You’re only given one little sparkle of madness. You mustn’t lose it” – Robin Williams     We have lost one of the greatest actors of all time, considered  the epitome of happiness and humour. And yet the life he lived in many of his award-winning films was the complete opposite

It may be considered a taboo topic, but mental illness is showing to be a growing pandemic in a number of South African workplaces. Unfortunately, it is not often a topic of conversation, due to the stigma it still holds. On this episode of 15 Minutes with Longevity looked this