Exam Stress – Student disposes of papers

So News broke this week (2 Days ago to be precise), about a student with sever stress. The headlines read: "Matric exams at a KwaZulu-Natal school literally went down the toilet when a pupil feeling the stress of the ongoing finals took an unusual step in trying to have her paper postponed." The base of … Continue reading Exam Stress – Student disposes of papers

We Need to be teaching mental health in schools!

So in South Africa there is this STIGMA around Mental Health and I have decided enough is enough. As children we are brought up without knowing anything about mental health, because to discuss it means we really have to start accepting it and acknowledging that people can have mental breakdowns and disorders. Now I am … Continue reading We Need to be teaching mental health in schools!

Stress Factors – which ones are effecting you?

So Generation Y (better known as Millennials) are individuals born between 1981 and 1996 (meaning this year you are currently between the ages of 23 to 38). So according to an article by Janet Adam and Paul Overberg, this generation are approaching middle age in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them. … Continue reading Stress Factors – which ones are effecting you?

Does a psychological disorder affect your life policy?

So I have been wondering, as today my father updated our company life policy for key individuals in the company (me being one of them). What affect has my previous nervous breakdown and diagnosis of Bipolar Mood disorder done to the update of my life and disability cover. So I naturally did some research and … Continue reading Does a psychological disorder affect your life policy?