Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair - and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.
Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Mental Health.
New Health Minister Dr David Clark today opened a new medical centre for a practice he was patient of as a child – but today’s practice has allied health on site and visiting mental health staff.
Mentally unwell children - including an 8-year-old - have been admitted as inpatients to adult mental health wards more than 1300 times during the last five years as the health system struggles to keep up with the number of children in crisis.
A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information.
Even as it stands now "depression" isn't actually a diagnosis, it's a catch all phrase for a number of different mood disorders. And increasingly it's also a way for us all to describe a low mood, or a period of not feeling emotionally "OK" writes Kyle MacDonald.
We're opting for a quick fix solutions around mental health and it's led to a society that is over-medicated. Instead of addressing the issues that are leading to depression, we're using drugs to block them. Rachel Smalley reports.
The New Zealand Psychological Society wants to see changes to the public perception of visiting a psychologist.