"Everyone's asking me how I feel about giving the medal back. I feel nothing about giving the medal back but I feel just a profound sense of sadness that no-one's listening, it's not fair."
Nearly 50 years after Dr Selwyn Leeks' methods started torturing children at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital he may finally face criminal charges.
"There was a striking lack of psychiatrist input into the man’s care, and the processes of discharging and transferring the man from the various parts of BOPDHB’s Mental Health Service were extremely poor," Health & Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan said.
NZ Herald reporter Chris Lynch reports that 'the Ministry of Health is accused of being deceitful and I can understand why'. Mental Health Foundation's Shaun Robinson said these figures represent some of our most vulnerable people, and this was a worrying lack of...
Can we combat depression and anxiety by changing what we eat? Julia Rucklidge, a clinical psychology professor at the University of Canterbury, has spent a decade examining the link between food and mental health.
"Mental health is every day and every week. We can't just have these mental health weeks – what we need to understand is mental health is a daily thing,"
Waikato dairy farmer Sam Owen knows how tough life can get...
Where is all the mental health funding going and why is there a six-month waiting list for Christchurch university students needing help? Dr Thompson said there's now a six-month waitlist and they've "had to close their books."
“We are highly under-resourced – there just aren’t enough staff, not enough resources. There is huge demand, really, really high need and we’ve been significantly impacted not just by high rates of severe mental illness but significant deprivation, homelessness,...
We all know what the British press can be like and it was destroying my mental health, I was like, this is toxic.
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