depression

 
Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?
Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?
In casting a spotlight on suicide in Nigeria, a national newspaper identified depression as a key factor.
It’s not just a woman thing
It’s not just a woman thing
My girlfriend Lauren fell pregnant with her first child soon after tying the knot. She and her husband were elated about the baby, until the little...
Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
I started a longboard group for girls in Lavender Hill in March last year. We meet every Sunday, and on the one day, we were boarding when we heard...
You should eat your words
You should eat your words
"You’ve gained SO much weight, girl! You’re fat now and it’s not a good look, hey.”
By the grace of you
By the grace of you
Since meeting in high school 12 years ago, Puleng and I have seen each other through heartbreaks, loss, brokeness and pretty much every horrid and...
More nature equals less obesity and depression
More nature equals less obesity and depression
Humanity now stands on top of nature, either smashing it or carefully curating it into designated spaces. Cement replaces green fields of grassland....
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Children born to mothers who experienced depression during pregnancy may be more at risk of mental health disorders. Recent research published in the medical...
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out
Facebook plans to address high suicide rates by adding a feature that will allow people to help friends they think may be suicidal. More than 40% of the posts on the site include some form of negative feelings....
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
Experiencing the peaks and plunges of feeling down or having a bad day is universal - clinical depression is an enduring and debilitating...
Return trip: Psychedelics are back
Return trip: Psychedelics are back
At 6.30am on Thursday October 29 2009, Friederike Meckel Fischer's doorbell rang. There were 10 policemen outside. They searched the house, put...
Gogos step up for peace of mind
Gogos step up for peace of mind
'Left! Clap! Right! Clap!" shouts a young woman dressed in an orange tracksuit. She stands in front of about 30 women, who follow her movements...

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