Mental Health

The man who faked his psychiatry qualifications is due in Hamilton District Court on Monday.

'Fake psychiatrist' to be sentenced

The man worked at Waikato Hospital for six months on fake qualifications.

Rohan McMahon leads the choir.

Filling the streets with song

The Auckland Street Choir gives a voice to the disadvantaged.

Silhouette of man in the forest.

'Slender Man' attempted murder case draws to a close

The 'delusional' schoolgirls stabbed a classmate to placate horror character 'Slender Man'

Video: National MP Simon O'Connor is refusing to back down on his claim Jacinda Ardern is "happy to encourage the suicide of the elderly, disabled, and sick".

Assisted suicide is still a form of suicide

You don't discourage suicide by assisting suicide, Bob McCoskrie writes.

James Shaw announced the policy on Monday.

Lifeline calls on next Govt to adopt Greens' mental health policy

It says the $260m package is a no-brainer, as there "needs to be an investment".

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13:  Greens Party Leader James Shaw speaks at the relaunch of the Greens Party on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Greens Party have relaunched their party with a new slogan 'Love New Zealand'.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Greens announce zero-suicide approach

Bereaved families plead for a system-wide overhaul of mental health.

Cropped image of depressed man at the psychotherapist. Doctor is making notes while listening to his patient

Wellington youth mental health service forced to turn away hundreds of patients

Evolve's chairperson says the center has seen a surge in demand in recent years.

Simon O'Connor.

No apology from Nat MP over suicide comments

Simon O'Connor is refusing to back down on his claim Jacinda Ardern is encouraging "the suicide of the elderly and disabled".

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 13:  Greens Party Leader James Shaw speaks at the relaunch of the Greens Party on August 13, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Greens Party have relaunched their party with a new slogan 'Love New Zealand'.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Greens promise free counselling for under 25s

They are also promising a funding boost for youth mental health services.

Simon O'Connor has been urged to apologise.

Ardern wants elderly to kill themselves, Nat MP claims

Simon O'Connor says the Labour leader is "happy to encourage the suicide of the elderly, disabled, and sick".

Sunday was  World Suicide Prevention Day.

'Administrative' error behind suicide snub - English

National didn't RSVP to an invitation sent by the families of suicide victims.

Mental Health

Jacinda Ardern moved to tears at World Suicide Prevention Day

606 shoes representing suicide victims were laid out at Parliament.

Mental Health

Labour announces top priorities if elected

The list includes targeting mental health, housing and education.

Mental Health

Radio hosts call on Kiwis to talk it out

On World Suicide Prevention Day, they're calling on Kiwis to have conversations about the hard stuff.

NZ has a very high youth suicide rate.

Call for doubling of counsellor numbers in schools

Kiwi schools currently have a ratio of around one counsellor per 800 students.

Cropped image of genetic counseling advisor writing while couple holding hands in office

Who should I vote for? Mental health policies at a glance

Half of all New Zealanders will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.

Science, Health

Humans have 27 different emotions, study finds

They range from admiration to triumph.

The footwear has been making its way around the country.

Suicide shoes step closer to Parliament

A row of 606 pairs of shoes is making its way to Parliament in a bid to draw attention to NZ's suicide rates.

Francesca Borell.

Parents believe tragedy could have been avoided

Francesca Borell needed help with her mental health. She didn't get it, and now stands charged with murder.

Foo Fighters stars Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters get emotional talking suicide, depression

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins have offered The Rock FM heartfelt reflections on Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington.