Friendship, When To Make The Cut
Sep04

Friendship, When To Make The Cut

By:  Moheshini Rajaruthnam Friends can make life a pleasant journey, an exciting journey but sometimes they can zap all your energy. We all make a friend or many as we go along, from school to college and in everyday life but it is good to know which friends to keep and which need to go. As we grow up, we change perspective, we change our lifestyles and inevitably we change our friends. It happens when we grow and mentally explore...

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‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog
Sep02

‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog

By: Yvette Hess Our Lived Experience (OLE) is an ongoing project aimed at educating people about mental illness in South Africa. OLE was born out of the idea that the wealth of knowledge lives within the bodies of people and it is where real life experience and sharing it becomes more than just useful. It becomes wisdom. OLE is a platform where these experiences, news and other information are shared- where a community is created. OLE...

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Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One
Aug12

Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

By: Stella Mpisi Dealing with the death of someone you love is never easy, so much so that many people consider the loss of a loved-one as a “biggest fear”. As much as we dread to say goodbye to people we love dearly, death is a natural phenomenon that we simply cannot escape from. The best thing we can do is to learn how to deal with it. Personally, I have had to deal with the loss of two very important people in my life from a young...

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Split Second
May26

Split Second

By: Se-Anne Koopman In my family, I am the emotional one. Whenever something happens – good or bad – I cry first. I believe in getting my emotions out the way and then tackling the situation. I remember my first hard news story that I had to type, many moons ago. It was about a partially eaten foetus discovered by youngsters. After taking down the notes from the spokesperson, I put my pen down and wept. Once I had dealt...

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH A COMPLIMENT?
May19

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH A COMPLIMENT?

By: Colleen Qvist I like the way you managed the meeting. You make the best chocolate cake. Your look amazing in that outfit. You are a great Dad. Compliments. I am sure you have all received compliments and hopefully given them. My question to you is what did you do with the compliments? DO? Yes. Did you dismiss the compliment Er- thanks. I didn’t do anything special. My chocolate cake is nowhere near yours. This outfit – I bought it...

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THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD
May11

THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD

By: Colleen Qvist Have you heard it? Shhhh listen. What’s the voice saying? You can’t do it. You are always late. Your boss is disappointed with you. They won’t like your presentation. You can’t wear that. You are failing as a mother. You are fat. You are so wrinkled. People pretend to like you. You aren’t qualified enough. They will work out that you do not know what you are doing. Sound familiar? Yes this is the constant companion...

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