Mental Health

Mental Health

Company hopes to dull effects of loneliness on health

An unlikely friendship could be just what some patients need.

Jo Cox

UK appoints Minister for Loneliness

Britain has appointed a minister for loneliness to take forward the work of murdered lawmaker Jo Cox.

Cropped image of business woman practicing yoga in the office

People choose mental health over weight loss in 2018

New year's resolutions geared more towards health than vanity this year.

Popular YouTuber Logan Paul attracted criticism for a vlog in which he and his friends discovered the body of a suicide victim.

YouTuber slammed for filming suicide victim in vlog

Logan Paul's behaviour in Japan's notorious 'suicide forest' has been called "disrespectful" and "disgusting".

The Manawatu-Whanganui and Wairarapa regions are also struggling with drought conditions.

Drought sparks concern for farmers' health

Farming groups are concerned about mental health problems as drought conditions in Taranaki mean farmers could lose up to 50 percent of their annual income.

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Mental health helpline usage up over holidays

Helplines have recorded a 20 percent rise over Christmas and New Year.

Grant Dalton.

Shortlist named for New Zealander of the Year Award

The final 10 are high achievers across a wide range of fields.

Twenty were hurt in the attack.

Melbourne attack: Kiwi released from hospital

Twenty people were taken to hospital after a car hit pedestrians on Thursday afternoon.

6 News reports on the Melbourne attack.

Kiwi one of the Melbourne attack victims

A man with mental health issues has been arrested over the incident, which left 19 injured.

Star Wars: Battlefront II has been accused of exposing children to gambling via 'loot crates'.

Video game addiction gets official recognition

Most parents already know it's real, but now health officials agree.

Mental Health

Scientology-funded exhibition shut down

The mall exhibition has been shut down for not being "family friendly".

Open-air offices might be worse for us than we think.

Open offices may be bad for our health - study

According to new research, open-plan offices might be making us sicker and less productive.

A Facebook page has been set up to support eight-year-old Jack.

Desperate mother shares son's heartbreaking suicide notes

She's received messages of support from as far away as NZ.

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

Taranaki psychiatrist's outburst at mental health patient caught on video

She allegedly told a mental health patient rather than being suicidal she was "just atrociously behaved".

Mental Health

More farmers accessing mental health support

Rural Support Trust is experiencing higher demand than ever.

The region was adjusting to a new normal.

A 'new normal' in post-quake Christchurch

The wellbeing of Christchurch residents is on the rise and stress is decreasing post-quake, according to a new survey.

See how New Zealanders battled depression with the help of loved ones.

11yo Dublin girl dies after sharing haunting details on Instagram

She told her friends and followers the date she wanted to die.

Tasers are more likely to be used if the suspect is mentally ill, a report has found.

Mentally ill more likely to be shot with a Taser

A new police report shows they have higher chances of the weapons being fired at them than others.

New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world.

Cricketers go to bat for health service

New Zealand first-class cricket players are supporting a mental health programme.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 16:  Broadcaster Tony Veitch makes a media statement outside court after pleading guilty to reckless disregard causing injury to his former partner Kristin Dunne-Powell at the Auckland District Court on April 16, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. Veitch has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service, nine months supervision and a $10,000 fine after six other assault charges were dropped.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Sky TV 'tone deaf' on Veitch - White Ribbon

The anti-domestic violence campaign says he has still shown no remorse.