White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic programme. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

    Mental Health

    Are toxic people more fun?

    There are thousands of well-written articles on the internet about toxic people and how to recognize the traits of a toxic person. However, what tends to go under the radar is why some get subconsciously drawn to a toxic individual. Toxic relationship Toxic relationships often get based on one-way transactions between the toxic person and...

    The link between PTSD and addiction

    People living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at risk of developing substance use disorder - addiction - through attempts to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate debilitating symptoms. Drugs or alcohol are often consumed to numb feelings of fear, anxiety, stress and hopelessness. Physical tolerance to the substances builds dependency and leads to addiction,...

    What are the most popular treatments for treatment-resistant depression

    Unfortunately, many people with depression often find that despite adhering to medications and therapy designed to treat depression, their depression symptoms do not improve.  In this case, an individual may get diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression, which is more common than most people think. Treatment-resistant depression Attending counselling or psychotherapy and taking a course of antidepressants...

    What is the psychology behind positive mental health?

    There's been much talk in recent years' about positive psychology within the mental health field, a subject that often gets viewed as refreshing within the psychology space!  But, what exactly is meant by the term ''positive psychology''? Positive psychology people Essentially, positive psychology refers to positive thinking, a term that frequently gets assigned to people...

    Why constantly feeling guilty could be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder

    Guilt often gets thought to be a helpful emotion, particularly in the dynamics of creating healthy, sustainable relationships with others since the feeling of guilt allows us to recognize any wrongdoing and seek ways to rectify it. But what does it mean when acceptable guilt levels turn to excessive guilt? What is guilt? Emotions such...

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