The latest suicide statistics are the highest in a decade with calls being made for the Mental Health Inquiry to quickly deliver some solutions to reduce the tragic losses.
Employers should be flexible and supportive of people with mental health issues but many won't know an employee is vulnerable, an expert says.
Psychogeriatric day hospitals should be more widespread than they currently are, say Canterbury District Health Board experts running the only hospital of its kind in the country.
Former mental health commissioner and PeerZone director Mary O’Hagan believes that ‘Big Community’ not ‘Big Psychiatry’ is the way to address the mental health service crisis. Last month she presented her Wellbeing Manifesto to the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.
A pilot scheme aimed at stemming the damage methamphetamine is causing in Northland has reached the 12-month milestone. Keri Welham reports in the Drug Foundation’s latest Matters of Substance magazine on the Te Ara Oranga pilot and how other communities could use the model that Northland locals hope will be continued.
Mental health ‘first aid’ training in how to cope with people having a panic attack or showing signs of depression has just been launched by St John.
The Health Minister has been warned of a "service failure" risk at the Mason Clinic and told it will eventually need to double in size - despite thousands of KiwiBuilds going up next door.
Health workers and their employer have been subjected to official criticism following the death of a man who had mental health and addiction troubles.
Bids for who and where a $10 million free youth counselling pilot will be delivered are now being sought by mental health providers, the Government has announced.
The use of seclusion needs to be reduced but safe alternatives also need to be found, says Heather Casey. The director of mental health nursing is one of two nurse advisors on a current Health Quality & Safety Commission project to reduce seclusion.