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.

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    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...

    Is there a cure for addiction

    Addiction is a disease that can be successfully treated with an integrated treatment programme. Whether there is a cure for addiction is a matter of interpretation of the word “cure”. You may live with addiction forever, but there’s always hope you’ll be healed. What does 'cure' mean? The broad definition of ‘cure’ means to “heal,...

    How drugs change the way your brain works

    Repeated drug use progresses from dependence and tolerance to addiction, known as substance use disorder. Addiction is a complex brain disorder and a mental illness caused by harmful substances that change how nerve cells send, receive and process information. It's helpful to know how drugs alter your brain structure to understand the mental disorder better....

    Mental health disorders: types, signs and treatments

    There are over 200 classified mental health disorders globally, ranging from an anxiety disorder, the most common to schizophrenia, the most severe and Apotemnophilia, one of the rarest (an uncontrollable urge to amputate healthy body parts). Mental disorders are treatable health conditions that respond to an integrated treatment approach that includes medication, psychotherapy, holistic therapies, exercise,...

    What should you know about drug overdose?

    The death rate from drug overdoses is climbing across the globe at an alarming rate. A significant proportion of these deaths are linked to synthetic opioids abuse. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States reported deaths linked to synthetic opioid overdoses (excluding methadone) had quadrupled since 1999. Not all...