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Unpacking the connection between skincare and mental wellness

Unpacking the connection between skincare and mental wellness

Winter can be a challenging time for many, bringing shorter days, colder temperatures, and often a sense of melancholy known as the ‘winter blues.’ However, an often-overlooked aspect of mental wellness during these colder months is the impact of a consistent and nurturing skincare routine. “Skincare isn’t only about maintaining a healthy complexion; it can…

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One in three women in SA suffers from perinatal depression and anxiety.

One in three women in SA suffers from perinatal depression and anxiety

Spotlight on maternal mental health this May There's something that Serena Williams, Brooke Shields, Alanis Morissette, Adele, Behati Prinsloo, South Africa's own actress and endurance athlete Vanessa Haywood-Sandes and Vutivi Dlamini, of The Dlamini's Youtube channel, have in common - and it's not just fame. All these women have experienced postpartum depression, one of the…

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Understanding the Mental Health Implications of Living with Psoriasis

Understanding the Mental Health Implications of Living with Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t “just a skin condition” Living with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, is not just about managing physical symptoms. It also has significant mental health and wellness aspects that need to be addressed. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the skin. Several types of psoriasis exist, although the most common of these,…

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Can Mental Clutter Cause Depression?

Can Mental Clutter Cause Depression?

Devan Moonsamy Mental clutter can indeed contribute to or exacerbate symptoms of depression. While depression is a complex condition with multiple causes, mental clutter can play a significant role in its development and maintenance. Overthinking and Rumination: Mental clutter often involves excessive thinking, especially negative or repetitive thoughts. This overthinking can lead to rumination, where individuals…

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Money worries and mental health: A silent crisis

Money worries and mental health: A silent crisis

19-25 September is International Week of Happiness at Work, and 10 October is World Mental Health Day. South Africans are grappling with unprecedented economic challenges and deteriorating household finances. Stress and anxiety due to money worries have emerged as a silent crisis affecting millions of individuals and families. Financial troubles have far-reaching consequences beyond bank balances…

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South African youth want mental health support

South African youth want mental health support

Like their global counterparts, South African youth report high levels of mental health challenges arising from universal experiences such as the climate crisis, economic uncertainty, geopolitical instability and social media threats and pressures. Yet, there are also unique challenges affecting young people that are particularly rooted in South Africa's socio-economic landscape.  According to a survey recently…

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How Mental Illness Affects Your Oral Health & Tips to Guard Against Bad Oral Health

How Mental Illness Affects Your Oral Health & Tips to Guard Against Bad Oral Health

July is Mental Illness Awareness Month – a month dedicated to creating awareness around psychiatric conditions and mental health. Surprising to note is that mental illness can have a significant impact on a person's oral health. Dirna Grobbelaar, oral hygiene advisor for Ivohealth, and a member of the Oral Hygienists Association of South Africa (OHASA), explains…

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