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How to handle depression like a f*cking grownup

Depression is WEIRD. It's a much weirder disease than you expect it to be. Which is why, if it starts sneaking up on you in your teen years or your 20s, it can be hard to even recognise what it is, let alone know what you're supposed to do about it.

So here's your handy-dandy guide to depression (and its best friend, anxiety), and what to do if you or a friend are struggling.

This episode features interviews with Kentse Radebe, Executive Director of the South African College of Applied Psychology Foundation; and Limpho, a 20something from Cape Town who's managed depression since she was a teen.

If you need help, please reach out to one of these organisations:
- The South African Depression and Anxiety Group 24-hour toll-free helpline: 0800 456 789
- The Lifeline 24-hour toll-free national counselling helpline: 0861 322 322 (there are also special hotlines to support survivors of gender-based violence and people affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as in-person counselling centres all around the country).
- The Counselling Hub low-cost counselling centre in Cape Town: 021 462 3902

How to plan for retirement like a f*cking grownup

The planet is burning and 20 and 30-something South Africans are entering their prime saving years in the midst of a stumbling economy and an unemployment crisis, simultaneously supporting both their parents and their children. How are any of us supposed to save for retirement? In the latest episode of Like a F*cking Grownup: The Podcast, we talk about why the traditional retirement script might not apply to young people today, and talk about some alternatives.

Buying a house like a f*cking grownup

South Africans are buying their first property later in life than ever before. In the latest episode of Like a F-cking Grownup: The Podcast, we talk about what home ownership can mean for your finances, and why waiting a bit longer before you buy your first digs might not be such a bad idea.

How to get fit like a f*cking grownup

Starting an exercise regimen is hard. No wonder: for most of human history, the idea of scheduling time to expend a bunch of energy for no reason would be laughable. But as our lifestyles have changed, more and more of us spend most of our lives on our butts... and it’s literally killing us. So even though it’s hard, building a long-term exercise habit is too important not to at least try. This week, host Sam Beckbessinger walks you through the fundamentals of exercising like a fucking adult.

How to start investing like a f*cking grownup

In this week's episode the Like a Fucking Grownup team tackles a topic that not enough young people are talking about: investing. And more to the point, the basics of investing in the stock market. Sound boring? Well, if you think cheese burgers, Sex & the City throwbacks and figuring out how to secure your future in the easiest way known to man sound boring, then you're basically impossible to please. Sam Beckbessinger talks to The Financial Fitness Bunny, Nicolette Mashile, about how investing in shares - and in your future - is so much easier than you may think.

How to talk about STIs like a f*cking grownup

One of the few positive side effects of South Africa’s high rate of HIV transmission is that South Africans have gotten very good at talking about sexual health. But despite this national obsession with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), most of us—adult humans who likely have sex at least sometimes—are still walking around with some pretty outrageous misconceptions about them. Sam Beckbessinger talks to Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Dr Yashna Singh and "Tshepo", a South African 20-something, about how to deal with sex and STIs like a f*cking grown-up.

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Do you feel like you’re just faking knowing how to adult? Me too! No-one gave us a guide to any of this stuff. This is a show where we take all the big scary questions you’ve always felt too embarrassed to ask, and try to find solutions.

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