Why adults cannot resist Stikeez

As you read this, most South Africans seem to know what Stikeez (#stikeez, #pnpstikeez, #collectables, #pnp) are. Those who are unfamiliar with these collectables are impressively immune to a marketing campaign that has spread like a virus amongst consumers – both willing and unwilling to be effected by this colourful epidemic. Collectable Stikeez, Pick ‘n Pay’s … Continue reading Why adults cannot resist Stikeez

Please read this if you are thinking about taking your life

Today is a sad day but also a hopeful one. It is sad that there is a legitimate need for us to observe World Suicide Prevention Day (#WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD, #WSPD15, #NSPW, #NSPW15, #suicideprevention) and that as you read this blog post, there are many people around the world who feel that suicide is the only way … Continue reading Please read this if you are thinking about taking your life

Vloggers changing youth perceptions of mental illness

I have recently noticed an important trend on the internet, and on Youtube vlogs (i.e. video blogging) specifically. Jacksgap channel (@JacksGap), run by Jackson and Finn Harries, reflects on mental health following a conversation with a friend. Relatable young content creators are sharing their own mental health struggles and advocating against the silence and shame surrounding common … Continue reading Vloggers changing youth perceptions of mental illness

LUISTER asks South Africans to broaden their discussion on racial exclusion

As a therapist, I am most interested in understanding the cause and effect (both negative and positive) of people’s ways of coping. While everyone copes (or defends) in the best way they know how, these ways of coping are not necessarily the best ways available. It is fair to say that underlying any form of … Continue reading LUISTER asks South Africans to broaden their discussion on racial exclusion