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The role of social work in New Zealand’s suicide prevention

By Jamie Blundell  The problem Suicide is a growing international public health concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 800,000 deaths per year are due to suicide globally (WHO, 2014 ), a rate which is still increasing. In New Zealand, there … Continue reading

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Our people are dying, unhappy and ashamed: Mental Health in NZ

By Abigail Williams The recent release of the annual budget for New Zealand, saw the health budget be given $16.77 billion, with $224 million of that being allocated to mental health (MH) services over the next 4 years. It is … Continue reading

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Suicide: Only one reason why; and we’re failing to respond

By Ellie Suicide has appeared in mainstream media more frequently in the past three months than in the past three years, or at least it feels that way.  Netflix recently premiered their series 13 Reasons Why, sparking both controversy and … Continue reading

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Is the government attempting to police mental health issues away?

By Rosie L Cait Start, stop, reflect, begin again, attempting to write this in advance left me with a blog out of touch due to the current high profile our mental health system. This start and stop nature is not too … Continue reading

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The broken mental health system of New Zealand

by The Voice of a Social Work Student It is very evident that the mental health system is failing New Zealanders. It is a topic of concern, and thankfully it has started to gain media attention. In 2014 mental health … Continue reading

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Fallout from the Failure of the NZ Mental Health System

By Genii Law The New Zealand mental health system is overloaded, underfunded and nearing a breakdown that would result in catastrophic consequences upon the people who rely upon it.  Please take a moment to think about the background and fallout from … Continue reading

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