The beauty of genuine connection

How do we connect with others when they are struggling? Here’s an article with some helpful advice on how to connect with someone who is depressed: Here’s how you can connect to friends who are depressed To me, this quote from the article summarises how connection can be achieved: “Talk to a depressed person as […]

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The impossible task

It’s pretty easy for us to use Google to look up the symptoms of any one of the mental disorders, but seeing clinical criteria as symptoms on a screen, versus understanding what it can actually feel like to another human being are two different things. The attached article discusses M Molly Backes’ tweet about “The […]

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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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