Suicide: risk factors and warning signs

The news recently broke that an influential Professor, who was a highly regarded cardiologist, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, and an A-rated National Research Foundation researcher, had committed suicide. Shortly after in another part of the country, a young law student and activist, who was part […]

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Child abuse: the law, our responsibilities, some signs & symptoms, and how to support a child that has been abused

Child abuse Child abuse is a quite dense and uncomfortable topic to discuss. My hopes are that with this post, you will be provided with some information regarding the law surrounding children and their rights, what our responsibilities are when we suspect abuse, what child abuse is, the types of abuse that exists, signs and […]

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Mediating stress and anxiety through mindfulness

Stress is described by the Dictionary of Psychology (2009) as: “psychological and physical strain or tension generated by physical, emotional, social, economic or occupational circumstances, events or experiences that are difficult to manage or endure.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is described as “a state of uneasiness, accompanied by dysphoria and somatic signs and symptoms […]

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