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.
Dr Tracy Chandler, also known as Dr Wellness, says conventional medicine only swings into action once a disease has developed, whereas integrative medicine is about looking for the little clues before the disease develops.
Jenny Song could see the fear in her 90-year-old father’s eyes at finding himself a stroke patient in a hospital where he understood nobody.
Keri Opai argues that hearing your name pronounced correctly won’t cure cancer but it is a respectful and mana-enhancing act
New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton looks at who told what – and when – on the economic and health evidence for and against a sugar tax.
Surgeons have an interest in long waiting times. Contracts to work only in the public system could help.
Keri Opai, the creator of the award-winning te reo glossary for mental health, encourages health professionals to embrace te reo – and a first step is for all clinicians to pronounce Māori words properly.
Men don't talk about their mental health or their problem enough writes Anna Reeve
Battling poverty brings huge benefits to the whole community writes Bryan Gould
New Zealand is not the healthiest country in the world but we could be if we wanted to be.