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...

    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,...

    How to help someone with an addiction

    It's well known that addiction affects everyone, not just the person with the problem. Spouses, partners, children, parents, friends, and colleagues also suffer from the emotional and financial fallout of substance use disorder. If you have someone in your life battling an active addiction, here are a few valuable tips that’ll help you get them...

    Behavioural addiction : types, signs and treatments

    Addictive behaviours don’t get as much attention as alcohol and drug addiction but they can cause just as much damage. Behavioural addiction covers everything from gambling, sex and shopping addiction to Internet, gaming, self-harm and plastic surgery addiction. What is Behavioural addiction? Behaviour addiction refers to non-substance addictions. They include a range of activities that...

    Drug and alcohol treatment for professionals

    Drug and alcohol addiction does not discriminate based on social status, race, gender or education. Addiction can happen to everyone; even successful lawyers, chefs, doctors, pilots and professional athletes. It has everything to do with genetics and environment factors and little to do with whether you are somehow “better or worse off” than others. Substance...

    Why study drugs can be dangerous

    Every year, the number of college students misusing “study drugs” is increasing. In fact, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States after alcohol and marijuana. So called study drugs are prescription stimulants that were approved by the FDA to treat conditions such as ADD, ADHD and narcolepsy; yet widespread...

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