Cannabis use during adolescence is linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, a new study has found.
A new study suggests a need for an overhaul in mental health service provision and research to help some of New Zealand's most vulnerable citizens. By Ruby Harfield.
Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.
The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry has done a great job in raising many issues but there is one area that needs further attention writes psychologist Janet Peters.
For men, suicide rates spike around ages 15-25 and then slowly decline to age 65, when they start climbing again, peaking at 32 per 100,000 in men aged 85+.
A new initiative has been started in the Central Hawke's Bay to provide a space for open discussion about the stress and distress that can lead to suicide or attempted suicide.
Early intervention is crucial in dealing with mental heath issues, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
Sixteen people died as a result of unintended, unexpected or unplanned events and mental health-related incidents in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area in the latest reporting period.
The Mental Health Foundation wants more focus on rural communities.
No quick-fix solutions to the mental health workforce crisis are offered in the Mental Health Inquiry report. Health Central looks at the Inquiry workforce findings and the sector’s response.