How common is clinical depression? Nobody is sure exactly how many people are affected by depression. Health authorities from country to country and even within the same nation publish different figures: The National Institute of Mental Health2 estimates that 6.7% of American adults have had depressive illness during the lastContinue Reading

Scientific literature has described psychological abuse over two-and-a-half decades ago, yet MacMillan states that it has remained under-recognized and under-reported and that the impact of psychological child abuse “can be as harmful as other types of maltreatment.” Psychological maltreatment has an impact on the development of children. Psychological abuse isContinue Reading

A 10-year-old student has been stabbed at a South Auckland school. The incident happened at Pacific Christian School – a primary and intermediate school – this morning. Do you know more? Send your story, photos or video here. The student was stabbed with scissors during a fight, a school managerContinue Reading