Do you have a toxic parent? Should you cut them out of your life, or accept the abuse? Dr Hanan Bushkin shares some insights on how to deal with toxic people in your life, and how sometimes people will hurt you simply by being themselves.

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This week Dr Hanan Bushkin answers a question from Claire, who asked about the effects of social media on our mental health. He explains how it becomes so addictive, and the importance of getting the right kind of positive feedback.

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This week Dr Hanan joins the team to share how to get out of a relationship when you discover your partner is a narcissist and what a healthy and unhealthy level of jealousy is.

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There have been a lot of mixed reactions to Simone Biles choosing to withdraw from some of the Olympic events due to struggles with her mental health. Dr Hanan Bushkin delves into definitions, stigma, and the complexities of such actions.

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Every day we receive news of a family member, friend or colleague who has succumbed to the devastating Coronavirus. If it’s not death, it’s job losses or simply the stress of dealing with the pandemic. The result is “Compassion fatigue” - Mathapelo Monaisa joins Dr. Hanan and the team to discuss this new phenomenon in our lives.

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This week the team delves into the psychology behind some of the looting, and how to have tough conversations about what’s happening in the world with your kids.

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Even though we all deal with stress in different ways, is it okay to vent and speak out about it? This week we have a special guest - Mark Sham who recently posted a video on Facebook about the importance of speaking up when you’re struggling. Do men deal with this differently to women?

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It seems that almost every day we are hearing that someone we know has either died, or is in hospital - and lately it’s mostly Covid related. Our social media feeds are full of RIPs or messages of hope and support for someone in ICU. These are our friends, family members and colleagues. How do we deal with this overwhelming and seemingly endless cycle of loss on a personal level? Dr Hanan Bushkin tells us how we as a nation can handle the potential ‘grief pandemic’.

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The phrase “addictive personality” gets tossed around a lot these days. Dr Hanan Bushkin unpacks whether an addictive personality is a real thing, what addiction is, and how your environment plays a huge role.

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Dr Hanan Bushkin answers a question from one of the listeners about self regulation, and not using other people’s validation to feel good. He debunks the theory of not needing the feedback of others to feel better about yourself.

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