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How should I deal with suicidal thoughts during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 crisis and lockdown in South Africa is causing a lot of stress for many people. We are living in very unusual times. Mothers may be struggling because They or their partners or family members cannot work and they may be scared that there is no money coming in. There may be a shortage […]

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How do I deal with changes in how services work?

The situation with COVID-19 is very difficult and has led to many changes in how services work. You might face difficulties at a clinic, police station or when you use health or social services. Service providers are also trying to manage with new ways of doing things and they may not always knowwhat the newest […]

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How do you know if you’re depressed?

It is normal to be worried during this difficult time of COVID-19. Sometimes the worry or stress, or just not being able to see other people, can lead to depression. How will you know if you are depressed? Here are some things to look out for: You feel down, depressed or hopeless. You are ‘thinking […]

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How do you know if you’re worrying too much?

Everyone is worried during this difficult time of COVID-19. This is a normal way of reacting to a very abnormal situation. But, for some people, the worry, stress and fear can become too much. How can you tell if you are worrying too much? You are extremely worried about getting COVID-19 (even though you are […]

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Coping with Stress during COVID-19

As a mother, you don’t just care for yourself, you are also looking after your children, and often after other people in the house as well. So, you could be experiencing a lot of stress and worries during the epidemic of COVID-19. You might be having scary thoughts about getting the virus: “What if something […]

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Dealing with Family Violence during COVID-19

Families can be experiencing a lot of stress during the COVID-19 crisis. Families may be stuck at home together, the bread winner may not be able to work and may be worried about how they are going to survive financially. Some family members may be drinking or taking drugs to deal with the stress. All […]

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Coping with depression, anxiety and addictions during COVID-19

If you are a mother who is already living with depression, anxiety or an addiction, then the COVID-19 situation could make you feel worse. You may have a lot more body pains, sleeping problems, get angry very easily and have upsetting thoughts. This is understandable. It’s important for you to take extra care of yourself […]