https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/101336297/government-confirms-100m-mental-health-initiatives-under-review However Treasury officials and Finance Minister Grant Robertson confirmed to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that the money was there – a briefing Clark was forced to admit he was aware of, in the House last week. The argument revolves around whether the previous Government had formally “appropriated”Continue Reading

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/104176279/will-the-inquiry-really-be-the-saviour-of-the-mental-health-system The Government delivered its first Budget last week, and while health was the overall winner, there was little for mental health. The previous government’s ring-fenced $100 million for mental health was placed back into the wider pool of health funding. In response to criticism about a lack of fundingContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11980494 Ardern said mental health was a personal issue for “many, many New Zealanders”. “Most of us will know a friend or whānau member that has faced a mental health challenge in their lives. Plenty have reached out and received the support required, but too many still have unhappy storiesContinue Reading

#Forbes Now: Crazy Talk: Cable News Cleared To Talk Trump’s Mental Health. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5K-h6zk In an email to association members, our leadership did not encourage members to defy the “Goldwater Rule” which is a part of the ethics code of a different mental health organization, the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Rather,Continue Reading

‘Seven everyday ways to boost your mental health’ by @mchale_maria : https://t.co/w2MeA87MTs #mindfulness — Everyday Mindfulness (@mindfuleveryday) January 27, 2017 Find your people US psychiatrist Robert Waldinger directed the Harvard study of adult development, so far the longest study of adult life that’s ever been done. One big lesson fromContinue Reading

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/mike-king-calls-for-mental-health-overhaul/ The Nutter’s Club’s Mike King agrees, and said we still have a way to go to overcome New Zealand’s toughen-up attitude when it comes to emotions, especially with young people. “If there was more awareness in schools, and there was more of a drive towards positive societal attitudinal change,Continue Reading

Are mental health problems created by our genes? http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/science/are-mental-health-problems-created-by-our-genes/ Shared from Google News & Weather “Genes play an important role because they establish the general tendency within which a person responds to the environment,” says Professor Richie Poulton, head of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit at theContinue Reading