Project: Mental Health Innovation Network

Today I would like to introduce to you the Mental Health Innovation Network. This isn't really a project, but we will treat it as such for the sake of spreading the good news. What is the Mental Health Innovation Network? Well, it is a community of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, service user advocates, and donors from around … Continue reading Project: Mental Health Innovation Network

The Science: How Exercise Helps Curb Alzheimer’s Symptoms

How Exercise Helps Curb Alzheimer's Symptoms Reblogged from Most studies so far have focused on the importance of physical activity before you develop Alzheimer’s. But can it treat the disease once you are diagnosed? Two studies hint that may be the case At the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July 2015, scientists report … Continue reading The Science: How Exercise Helps Curb Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Oom Hansie – A Cry for Help

I lay awake at night trying to figure things out. And sometimes I have to block my own thoughts just so that I can forget about Oom Hansie and his bag of potatoes, that he has been visited once and then never again. That he was rejected by his family because he is just a road worker and dropped his medical aid in his hour of need and was therefore seen as neglecting his wife. But he still is a human…