We all know about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables for a healthy body, but what about a healthy mind? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to University of Otago senior psychology lecturer Dr Tamlin Conner to discover the impact of vegetables and fruit on psychological wellbeing.
New research shows young men experience four different types of silence following the suicide of a close friend or peer. Dr Chris Bowden discusses his findings and what teachers, schools and others in the school community can do to better support their students.
Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he feels "deeply conflicted" about Mental Health Awareness Week.
Access to therapy and appropriate staff essential to improve mental health issues.
A scholarship-winning researcher is delving into the impact of emotions like whakamā (shame or loss of mana) on Māori mental health to help clinicians better support Māori clients. By Sara Carberry
Being young, male, Māori and living in rural Northland could be a prescription for mental illness, according to recent statistics and commentary.
As the sector waits expectantly for the Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry to lodge its report, Health Central takes a pause and finds out from Ron Paterson, David Clark, Ashley Bloomfield and Matt Doocey how they use the Five Ways to Wellbeing and 'let nature in' to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
Hopeful messages flood the airwaves for Mental Health Awareness Week but these sharply contrast with the frustration of many interacting with or working in the mental health system, says Marion Blake.