Mental Health

A row of 606 pairs of shoes toured the country in a bid to draw attention to New Zealand's suicide rates.

NZ's suicide rates will rise - Mike King

More than 606 Kiwis took their own life this year - the second highest rate in the developed world.

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Mayor's emotional plea after three suicides in one week

"If there's anything that we can do to help please, please let us know."

Guests at the service lit candles and released balloons in remembrance of those lost to suicide.

Call for nationwide remembrance services for suicide victims

A funeral director wants others in his profession to offer similar services.

Latest figures show 606 New Zealanders have taken their own life since July 2016.

Saving a life 'doesn't cost anything'

An event to help bring down the country's high suicide rate will be held on Wellington's waterfront on Saturday.

Just 10 minutes of colouring in a day can decrease anxiety and depression.

Colouring in may improve mental health

Just 10 minutes a day could decrease depression and anxiety.

Asylum-seekers look through a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea March 21, 2014.    AAP/Eoin Blackwell/via REUTERS     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.  - RTX2DX8Z

Mandate to restore basics to Manus Island detainees rejected

A PNG court denied an application to restore water, power and food to asylum seekers.


No one way to treat depression - NZ study

Auckland researchers say there are 12 different types - and each needs to be handled differently.

Artists say few people realise the extent of the problem.

Māori artists talk about their battles with depression

"It affects probably every New Zealander, but people just don't know it."

The law might change soon - but there's a lot to consider beforehand.

Cannabis referendum: It's complicated

Whether we should we legalise it is just the beginning.


Teen sexting: One in five asked to send nude pics

But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent them, a new survey has found.

Dr Andrew Davies explains why a tracker might do more harm than good.

Sleep trackers more likely to ruin your slumber, says expert

Think getting a sleep tracker will help you catch more than 40 winks? You might be dreaming.

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Police to remove stand-down period on recruits taking anti-depressants

A report found officers on anti-depressant medication would not be impaired.

A quarter of sleeping pill users think it is safe to drive three to four hours after taking them.

Concern over mixing of sleeping pills and driving

A quarter of sleeping pill users think it is safe to drive three to four hours after taking them, a survey has found.

A thermometer on the beach near the sea to check the temperature.

Climate change a NZ health issue - report

Kiwis will have to endure both extreme weather events and mental health problems that follow.

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Quake-shaken Christchurch kids in line for more help

Many Canterbury children suffer from mental health issues, and the new Govt has promised to help.

Doctors wearing surgical masks and gowns performing an operation on patient in hospital operating theater.

Medical Association unsure oath change will make a difference

Doctors now vow to prioritise their own health too.


Solitary confinement slammed as 'completely unethical'

Activists want it gone, but Corrections says there's no such thing in NZ.

Returning home after the war was often too much for soldiers to bear.

NZ Passchendaele survivors carried wounds with them

Returning home after the war was often too much for soldiers to bear.

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Police mistakes not to blame for Joanne Pert's death - IPCA

They pulled Tevita Filo's car over the day before he killed the Remuera jogger.

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Police conference to focus on mental health

The conference will be themed around resilience.