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Mental health is vital in treating infertility successfully

Women with a history of depression are at greater risk, whereas antidepressant medication can negatively affect men’s fertility

Covid-19 is taking its toll on people’s state of mind

The future is uncertain, and the number of people suffering from anxiety and depression is rising

Locking down and in with stories for all ages

Using narratives help human beings to cope with life … reading aloud to babies and children gives them this skill for the future

‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety

The stigma of mental health disorders stops men from seeking help, often resulting in the adoption of destructive coping mechanisms

Beware the toxic narcissist

Their grandiosity masks insecurity and any perceived threat to their image leads to abuse in relationships

A dark spiral skewers sleep

Depression is a mood disorder that has physical effects, including disruption of a good night’s rest

Men keep taking their lives

They don’t seek help for medical problems in general and when they suffer from depression, it can be fatal

A poison by any other name

It is not just the person who drinks alcohol in excess who is harmed; the family suffers too

End the stigma of mental illness

Tackling the problem requires leaders in all spheres to make mental health a global priority

Shoki Mokgapa had her sights on an international career

​Actress Shoki Mokgapa died on Tuesday after allegedly taking her own life

Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?

A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.

Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty

Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book

If you possess these 10 qualities, you might be a good fit for a high-stress job

Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?

Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?

Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.

It’s not just a woman thing

Postpartum depression in men is real and it may be linked to testosterone levels

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