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Wie is ek? focus is on the discussion and explanation of human behavior, psychological conditions and all aspects related to it. All on an extended platform that includes a weekly radio show (RSG 100-104fm), a comprehensive website, contact list (from medical professionals) and a daily LIVE discussion forum on social media.

"Our goal is to help you better understand yourself and your circumstances, or to reach out to the right people for help." - Lise Swart (provider and manufacturer of Who Am I?)

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"Helping one person may not change the world, but it could change the world for one person" - anonymous

Collaboration with the SU Handlab and the University of Stellenbosch Wie is ek? make information available to the deaf community in the South African Sign Language (SASL). Currently videos are being recorded all over Wie is ek? translate website. It is a great honor for us to be a part of this project. Please watch and 𝐃𝐄𝐄𝐋 / 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐄 with as many people as possible!

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Who am I? Blog
General changes in the context of Covid

It is clear that COVID-19 has permanently changed the world as we know it. Mankind will never again think of rituals in the same way as shaking hands.
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Understanding Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19

The sudden occurrence of a pandemic like COVID-19 is a harsh reminder that we are actually not in control of our environment and that unexpected things can happen at any moment this provokes excessive anxiety.
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The issue of dementia

In "Forget To Forget Me," Laurika Rauch sings of her longing for a loved one and the importance of remembering and not forgetting. It is the remembering that holds love, and the forgetting that we lose each other.
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A virtual red lollipop for my grandchild

ʼn Grandparent is born when ʼn grandchild is born. Obtaining the honorary title: Grandma or Grandpa, is seen by many grandparents as one of the most significant events in their lives.
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Do you have a question?

Do you have a question for a professional? Send your question here and someone will come back to you as soon as possible. This is a service we offer to the South African public for free. All letters are treated as confidential.

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SADAG

This organization has a powerful team of psychiatrists, psychologists and GPs. Contact their toll-free 24-hour helpline
0800 12 13 14
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Good hope

The Good Hope Psychological Service (GHPS) is operated for state patients from Stellenbosch Hospital, as well as TC Newman Hospital in Paarl. Contact them 021 887 7913
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Get to know yourself better!
The questionnaires are only intended to indicate whether an individual may be showing signs of, or may benefit from, treatment or therapy for a mental condition. We strongly recommend that any indication of a mental health condition that may indicate by the outcome of a questionnaire should be followed up with a complete examination and diagnosis by a professional psychologist or psychiatrist.
Emergency measures
If you or a loved one have an emergency situation, experience, we suggest the following options:
  1. call your GP (if available);
  2. go to your nearest hospital emergency room; or
  3. call SADAG's 24-hour helpline: 0800 12 13 14, or suicide crisis line: 0800 567 567

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Wie is ek? - RSG
Fridays 11: 30-12: 00

The program focuses on giving the man on the street knowledge and insight into important issues regarding human behavior. Frequently asked questions about these issues are explained in a simple and accessible way.

Missed a previous program or would like to listen to it again. Just follow the link:
Wie is ek? RSG Potgooi

Who am I? - RSG
Fridays 11: 30-12: 00

The program focuses on giving the man on the street knowledge and insight into important issues regarding human behavior. Frequently asked questions about these issues are explained in a simple and accessible way.

Missed a previous program or would like to listen to it again.

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Relationships

Originally published in 36 by psychologist Arthur Aron and co-authors in an academic article titled, "The 1997 Questions That Can Make You In Love With Anyone"The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings. "

Emotions

Did you know that there are about 34000 human emotions? So it's no wonder that most people struggle to identify and work with emotions. That is exactly why the emotion wheel was developed to help with this.

Child diagnoses

AGHS is a problem that impairs children's development. The crux of the problem is that the child's attention is easily distracted, or that excessive hyperactive behavior prevents him or her from concentrating on a task.

Depression is a term used for a mood that is so impaired that people living with it struggle to function normally. Depression occurs in various forms, but the most common and well-known form is known as major depression.

Phobia is part of anxiety disorders and usually occurs as a persistent, illogical fear of a specific object or situation. The person suffering from it will go to great lengths to avoid these objects or situations.

A panic attack is a sudden, overwhelming feeling of acute anxiety. Such an episode feels like a disaster and is usually accompanied by symptoms such as irregular or rapid palpitations, shortness of breath and chest pain.

The person suffering from overeating often loses control over the amount he or she eats, but differs from the bulimia sufferer in that he or she does not try to compensate for it.

The common features of this personality disorder are excessive preoccupation with self-esteem, power and display, and to present the right image. However, the persons have low self-esteem and struggle to cope with criticism.

General

LISE ASK: You see a lot of people in practice whose relationships are on the rocks and always say the main reason is communication. What would you name as the main reasons why people ...

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LISE ASK: We all live with violence daily in our country. Those of us who do not experience it firsthand, read about it in the newspaper and hear and see it on the radio and on television.

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Lise: You've said that abuse occurs across all genders and ages. Why is it important to separate verbal and physical abuse from one another? Surely verbal abuse is less dangerous than physical abuse?

Kleptomania is an inability to suppress the need to steal items that have no personal or financial value to the person. It differs from “ordinary” theft, which is motivated by the value of the stolen items for the thief.

When a person takes a drug or participates in an enjoyable activity where repeated involvement with the drug or activity becomes compulsive and affects the normal functioning of the person.

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