Mental Health

Despite more funding, many Kiwis aren't getting the mental health services they need.

Rebuilding 'broken mental health system' will take time - Health Minister

Despite more funding, many Kiwis aren't getting mental health services.

Police officers shouldn't be first port of call for mental health episodes, Police Ass Pres Chris Cahill says.

'No doubt' increase in suicides due to quakes - police

Supt John Price says Canterbury's year-on-year increase is "way out of kilter" with the rest of NZ.

Police have had to dump a proposal to send mental workers on crisis callouts.

Simon Bridges slams Govt's 'stealth cuts'

Police have had to dump a proposal to send mental health workers on crisis callouts.

Ezekiel Raui works with youth to help them through mental health issues.

The Māori 20yo who's already met the Queen and Obama

Ezekiel Raui works with youth to help them through mental health issues.

He was caught with a knife, duct tape and pepper spray at a teen's house.

Attempted rape, murder-accused Troy Skinner 'deserved to be shot' - friend

He was caught with a knife, duct tape and pepper spray at a teen's house.

Kanye West says he has considered suicide before.

Kanye West admits he has considered suicide

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017.

"For a lot of young people their brain's reward pathways are just hijacked."

Children addicted to Fortnite can't cope with withdrawal - expert

"For a lot of young people their brain's reward pathways are just hijacked."

Mental Health

He saved my life, but he couldn’t save his own

How a mental health worker changed Jason Rene’s life.

Autism services are scant in rural areas.

Autism linked to diabetes

New research has found mothers with diabetes - of any type - are more likely to have kids with autism.

A woman is handcuffed

Link between justice and addiction, mental health probed

It will also be looking at closing the inequality gap between Māori and non-Māori.

Some video games trigger the same psychological reaction as gambling.

Addiction and gambling: the dark side of video games

Gaming addiction has been recognised as a mental health disorder by WHO.

David Spade.

David Spade donates thousands following his sister-in-law's death

Fashion designer Kate Spade had been battling depression and anxiety.

The two-day Slam Camp is run by Action Education.

The poetry slam getting kids to speak up

Word - The Front Line is no ordinary competition.

He walked out of a Hamilton facility for a smoke - but never returned.

Tense final day at Nicky Stevens' coronial inquest

He walked out of a Hamilton facility for a smoke - but never returned.

Nicky Stevens' mother, Jane, told an inquiry she knew it was serious when she got the call saying he was missing.

Nicky Stevens' mother criticises Hamilton mental health facility

She told the inquiry into his death she knew he was at risk.

Police at the scene of the child's death in Carlington, Sydney.

Man turned away from psych ward before allegedly stabbing son

The Sydney father had tried to seek mental health treatment before his child's death.

Big Boy speaks to Kanye West.

Kanye West talks new album, mental health in new interview

Kanye reveals the meaning behind the name of his new album

Michael Riley has been awarded the New Zealand Bravery Decoration for evacuating patrons out of a McDonald's in 2015 as a man with a firearm roamed.

McDonald's heroes honoured for their bravery

Bravery Decoration recipient Michael Riley says he often thinks about the gunman's family.

Close up of elementary student typing text message on smart phone while sitting at the desk in the classroom.

How social media could be making you depressed

Spending too much time online could be bad for your mental health, a new study says.

Sleeping

Weekend sleep-ins are good for you - study

As long as you're not doing it every day.