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Festive Season 2022 - Helpful Articles & Podcasts

 *Locked And Down: The Reset*

Cindy Poluta returns for a second season of this popular Mental Health podcast, brought to you by Solal. Mind, body, Solal.

In Locked and Down: The Reset, expect a lineup of specialist guests offer practical advice for navigating the world beyond lockdown… refining your relationships, putting yourself first again, learning to let go – but always staying safe.

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It’s okay not to be okay this festive season - and SADAG will be on hand to help these holidays

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) explains that for many, the holiday season is a challenging one.

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10 Helpful ways you can manage family stress during the holidays

Here are 10 ways to manage family-related stress and help you experience more joy with your family.

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Fitting bipolar into your life is a juggling act: what the experts advise

Medication can get people about 70% of the way to healing, expert says, but the rest requires therapy and effort from the patient

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5 pillars of brain health that can have big benefits for your mind and body

There are five lifestyle factors that play a critical role in ensuring good brain health.

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Christmas blues? SADAG offers tips to survive the silly season

Christmas may be one of the most joyous occasions for some, but for others, the holiday period is filled with stress, sadness, loneliness, depression, and anxiety.

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Crisis at Christmas as South Africans face holiday blues

SA Depression and Anxiety Group fields about 3,000 calls for help daily throughout the year, and the festive period is no different

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Effects of stress, depression and anxiety during the festive season

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says the festive period can lead to stress and psychological trauma for some people.

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Feeling mentally drained? How to deal with year-end fatigue

Refiloe Mpakanyane speaks to SADAG operations director Cassey Chambers on dealing with year-end fatigue and on how to keep going.

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It’s OK not to be OK this festive season – SADAG

Many people who experience depression, anxiety and stress during the holidays are told, or believe that they should just ‘get over it’.

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What to do about that family member who ALWAYS drinks too much

If you have a family member who has a serious alcohol problem – whether it’s habitual drinking or binge-drinking – perhaps it’s time for an intervention.

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We Still On, Yes Things Are “Off” But We’re Still On!

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says the festive period can lead to stress and psychological trauma for some people.

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The sad side of silly season - how to prioritise your mental health during the holidays

Fortunately, there are coping skills that we as people can incorporate into our lives and encourage our relatives, friends and employees to adopt to make difficult times easier to manage.

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Seven tips for recharging over the festive season

Emerging from a national state of disaster earlier this year, a carefree holiday season seems a distant memory for many of us. Relaxing and unwinding may feel like an unfamiliar practice after a frenetic 2022, on the back of a few stressful years of a world in pandemic mode and subsequent frenzied rebuilding efforts.

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SA Depression and Anxiety Group to offer support throughout the festive season

Counsellors at Sadag will be available to offer support to sufferers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the festive season.

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