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Let’s Be Frank About Entrepreneur Mental Health

Let's Be Frank About Entrepreneur Mental Health

By Zuzana Hegerova A few years back I’d have little other than second-hand accounts to contribute to any discussion about the topic of entrepreneur mental health. Over the recent years, much of my work has been focused on helping African changemakers and entrepreneurs polish their ideas and better understand the skills and resources they require … Read more

ADHD, executive functioning and Covid-19: A TOXIC MIX

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common learning barriers, with research suggesting that anywhere between 2 and 16% of school-going learners are struggling with either inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive or a combination of both types of this neurological disorder[i]. Alarmingly, these numbers appear to be on the rise with research showing significant increases in … Read more

The Value Of Counselling Psychology For Your Well-being- Answering 7 Questions.

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What is counselling psychology? Counselling psychology is essentially talk-therapy; a treatment form that involves discussion of issues with a trained professional who is bound by confidentiality and privacy via their professional standing. You have probably assumed the role of a counsellor at some point in your life. A professional counsellor however is highly trained and … Read more

What Is Trauma Counselling?

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What is trauma? Trauma counselling is explained by first understanding what trauma is: Trauma is the emotional response to an extraordinary experience in which an individual experiences a single or repeated threat to their emotional or physical well-being, undermining their sense of security. This response manifests as prolonged negative mental, emotional or physical states that … Read more

>60 Warning Signs of Mental and Emotional Abuse

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How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Mental and Emotional Abuse Overview You probably know many of the more obvious signs of mental and emotional abuse. But when you’re in the midst of it, it can be easy to miss the persistent undercurrent of abusive behavior. Psychological abuse involves a person’s attempts to frighten, control, … Read more

Abuse: 5 Tips If Someone You Know Is Being Abused

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An abused person needs your support Someone who is being abused may not ask for it directly, but if you express your concern, it may help them to break the silence and seek assistance.  The victim of abuse may be experiencing shame, isolation, embarrassment and denial of the severity of their situation. Many victims say … Read more

10 Key Questions For Your Psychiatrist or Therapist

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By Candida Fink, Joe Kraynak To be a savvy consumer in the world of psychiatrists and therapists, you have to assess your caregiver’s credentials and qualifications, make informed treatment choices for your bipolar disorder, determine how you can tell if treatment is working, and know what to do if you begin feeling worse. This article … Read more

Children of Mothers with Depression

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Children of Mothers with Depression More Likely to Develop Depression Themselves Experts say more programs are needed to help mothers with prenatal and postnatal depression. Researchers say children of mothers who experience depression are more likely to develop depression as they get older. The results from their study indicate that more programs are needed to … Read more

5 Smart Ways to Get the Most Out of Teletherapy

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5 Smart Ways to Get the Most Out of Teletherapy What to keep in mind as you transition to video-based teletherapy sessions As more therapists and clients transition from in-office appointments to teletherapy, or psychotherapy through video, it’s important to remember that there’s more to the change than a new venue and technology. As a … Read more

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Counsellor or Social Worker- Who out of the 4?

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Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both — psychiatrists and psychologists — are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind — and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. And both are committed to helping people stay mentally well. … Read more

Mental Health Escalating Concern For South Africa- the 411 on our Statistics

Mental Health A Growing Concern For South Africa

 October 10, 2019 Trevor Pols Mental Health In South Africa The topic of mental health is growing across the world, as more and more people step forward to share their stories. Mental health has a powerful voice, with South African public figures such as: Trevor Noah, Salamina Mosese, Minnie Dlamini, iFani, Bonnie Mbuli, HHP, and … Read more