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Exile, exhilaration and Jonas Gwangwa’s case of the ‘South African Blues’

The 1990 documentary ‘South African Blues’ offers insight into the effects of exile on Jonas Gwangwa’s psyche

Unpacking Johannesburg’s myriad anxieties

Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype

Compassion fatigue is normal during abnormal times

We understand why we become blunted to the suffering of others when we are exposed to too much of it, but we must guard against moral apathy

White noise: Black people will always struggle to breathe and be heard

As long as white people refuse to confront their racism they remain robbed of the opportunity to fully understand it and its many manifestations

What relationship therapy can teach us about our connection to the world

Handling a global crisis is not that different from dealing with partnership break-downs

4.6 million people, one psychologist: The Central African Republic’s mental health crisis

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Cyberflashing: Get your dick off my phone

It’s the tech version of the street corner flasher — or a man hoping you’ll reciprocate with a clit pic

Could this drug one day come out of the club and onto your therapist’s couch?

Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.

Dr Sibu Qhogwana

Clinical psychologist

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?

​Racist stereotyping threatens SA

It is the primary cause of the ‘us against them’ view that is tearing the country apart.

When the sorrow doesn’t end: Could chronic grief be a medical condition?

The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.

Decolonising psychology creates possibilities for social change

An engagement with blackness, black feminisms and black masculinities can help South African psychologists contribute to building healthy communities.

Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons

It's World Yoga Day. Mindfulness has seen a resurgence in popularity and is slowly making its way behind the walls of prisons in South Africa.

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