The loss of a loved one, friend, or even a colleague is never easy. Whether the loss is directly personal or not, it generally gives pause to reflect... for thought about that person, their life, and of course our own mortality. What if the loss was a decision taken by the person in question - to end their own life, with their own hand? Every one of these deaths leaves an estimated six or more 'suicide survivors' - people who've lost someone they care about deeply, and are left with their grief and struggle to understand why it happened. Our guests this week are psychiatrist Prof Mark Goldblatt, and grief counsellor Mariska Nel. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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What is the societal fascination for serial killers all about? Who are these people who live amongst us, undetected, going about their crimes? What does it take to track them down, identify and apprehend them? This week we speak to Dr Gérard Labuschagne - a Clinical Psychologist, Criminologist, and an Advocate of the High Court with an interest in forensic and investigative psychology. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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As a parent, do you worry that your child is spending too much time on their smartphone or other electronic devices? Are you concerned that they are more connected electronically, than to you? Is this simply how it is developmentally, and are any concerns about the potential - or actual - negative impact of too much screen time just mainstream media hype and fearmongering? Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr Brendan Belsham, along with social media lawyer and co-founder of Klikd, Sarah Hoffman, answer these questions for us.  In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Why should a perfectly good parent inside a marriage be potentially less so, outside of the marriage? Custody seems to equate with ownership of the child or children… is this true? It often seems that the terms “child custody” and “dispute” go hand in hand. Forensic psychologists Anthony Townsend and Giada del Fabbro weigh in on how to navigate this challenging issue. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Pregnancy can and should be a special time - not without challenges and discomfort, but ultimately a life giving and life affirming experience where the birth of a child should add value and meaning. But what if it doesn’t? What if things go wrong for the mother emotionally? What if the pregnancy occurs in childhood or adolescence? This week our guests are Dr Carina Marsay and Dr Alexandra Maisto. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Do you ever forget where you’ve put things, or wonder what you’re doing in a certain room? And then you remember where you left what you couldn’t find, and why you went to the room you did – and smile at your own forgetfulness, and carry on. But what if you couldn’t remember? This week we speak to Specialist Psychiatrist, Dr Ryan Fuller, and Bev Cohen, who runs a support group for families of people affected by dementia. In proud association with  Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Have you ever wondered what it must be like to earn your living covering war as an embedded correspondent or photographer? What happens psychologically to journalists and photographers who experience combat, without being combatants? We speak to neuropsychiatrist, Professor Anthony Feinstein, and UK-based filmmaker and photojournalist, James Brabazon, to find out. WARNING: Sensitive listeners might find this episode disturbing. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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When one thinks of those who struggle with eating disorders, the sufferer comes to mind. But what about their family – parents, siblings, spouses... those closest to them? How are they affected, and what role is there for them in the recovery process? This week our guests are Dr Felicity Marcus and Dr D (Dorianne Weil). In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Have you ever thought about the role your diet could play in promoting mental wellness? Is it possible to eat your way to better emotional health? On this episode, we delve into the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry with Professor Michael Berk and Tabitha Hume. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Psychiatry is moving towards the possibility of therapeutic usage of what would currently be deemed illicit substances. In this episode, we speak to Prof David Nutt and Prof Christer Allgulander, about the emerging research and evidence for the use of psilocybin in the treatment of depression.

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