Thrive is the first South African magazine to specifically address mental illness….or rather, mental WELLNESS. We believe that it is completely possible to GET WELL and STAY WELL. It might mean taking medication, short-term or long-term. However it always means addressing lifestyle factors.


Thrive’s philosophy is based on psychiatrist, Judy Bentley’s 8 Steps to Mental Wellness (see below). We aim to give accurate information on mental health and illness, and even more importantly provide HOPE and INSPIRATION. 1 in 5 people will suffer from mental illness at some stage in their lives and many more will experience it through the suffering of loved ones. It’s time to end the silence!