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‘There are serious questions about the viability of the entire mental health system’

‘There are serious questions about the viability of the entire mental health system’
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/there-serious-questions-viability-entire-mental-health-system

Lifeline Aotearoa says unless it can get help from the public, it’ll run out of funds by June 2017.

The service has operated since 1964 and answers about 15,000 calls a month from people dealing with a range issues, specialising in helping those at risk of suicide.

Lifeline board chair Ben Palmer said the loss of contracts to the government’s telehealth service and rejection of appeals for government funding for its 24/7 helpline service meant even restructuring and taking out a mortgage couldn’t keep the organisation running.