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Duty to Warn

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:33:03 +1300 | Gary Kohls

Duty to Warn The Tragic Story of Dr Loren Mosher’s Soteria Project and the Plot to Kill It By Gary G. Kohls, MD “Psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies…We're so busy with drugs that you can't find a nickel being ...More >>

The Drugs May be the Problem

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:38:45 +1300 | Gary Kohls

The title of this column, The Drugs May Be The Problem is also the title of a seminar that I will be presenting starting on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. On that date, the first in a series of seminars will be presented at the Red Herring Lounge, ...More >>

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & the Velocity of Being

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:43:02 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a ...More >>

Dutch bill proposes euthanasia for over 75s

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:39:20 +1300 | Euthanasia Free NZ

Dutch MP Pia Dijkstra proposed a bill that would allow euthanasia for anyone over the age of 75 who no longer wants to live. More >>

Oro-Upper Hutt produces 3 initiatives for Upper Hutt youth

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:45 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council Officers recently teamed up with the crew from Lifehack to boost youth wellbeing and leadership in the Upper Hutt community.More >>

New Research on Sexual Abuse of Males in NZ

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:47:44 +1300 | Mosaic MSSATW

1 in 6 - that is 15 per cent, or up to 300,000 - New Zealand males have experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime, says Mosaic. More >>

Mental health experience leads to Supreme Award

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:23:21 +1300 | University of Auckland

Supreme Award winner at the annual Attitude Awards this year was mental health awareness advocate and University of Auckland professional teaching fellow, Debra Lampshire. More >>

Hurunui and Kaikoura residents urged to see their GP early

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:29:15 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Hurunui and Kaikoura residents urged to see their GP team early People in Hurunui and Kaikoura are being urged to see their general practice team if they’re having trouble coping with everyday activities, aren’t sleeping well, or just need to ...More >>

Earthquake Journalism Submissions Deadline Extended

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:50:58 +1300 | The Scoop Foundation

Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism Earthquake Journalism Grants 2017 Call for Submissions Extended to 16 January 2017 More >>

Bowel cancer, cyber security, Dunedin Study

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:19:07 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Bowel cancer risk, cyber security, the Dunedin Study's new findings and Gluckman on social licence More >>

PM's Youth Mental Health Project ‘misses the boat’

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:59:22 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Youth Mental Health Project may have its benefits on a national level, but the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is questioning its effectiveness at the coalface. More >>

Court Judgement vindicates Ministry of Health tender process

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:44:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed today’s Court of Appeal’s decision, dismissing the Problem Gambling Foundation’s challenge to the Ministry of Health’s procurement process for problem gambling services. More >>

Medicalising obesity misses the point

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:25:52 +1300 | Jan Rivers

This is just a brief reflection on the Scoop project about sugar and obesity. I was disappointed to see that it has fallen into the trap of assuming only medical and economic reasons are at the basis of obesity. More >>

NZALPA Leading Change in Air Line Pilot Depression Rates

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:38:09 +1300 | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

Although findings from an international study that found 12.6 per cent of pilots met the criteria for depression, in line with other high-stress jobs around the world, this issue must be talked about and dealt with, the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ ...More >>

Free Resource for Kids Affected by Recent Earthquake

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:23:49 +1300 | Scope Hypnosis

Scope Hypnosis has released the Kids Quake Recovery MP3, which helps parents guide their children through the recovery process. According to Lisa Wheeler, founder of Scope Hypnosis, “I have been talking to parents whose children are feeling stressed ...More >>

People’s Mental Health Review still gathering support

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:29:33 +1300 | People's Mental Health Review

This week the People’s Mental Health Review gained a significant late boost from the largest counselling organisation in New Zealand, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. We expect a surge in submissions as counsellors have been encouraged ...More >>

Euthanasia-Free NZ denounces new suicide organisation

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:02:37 +1300 | Euthanasia Free NZ

The voluntary euthanasia and pro-suicide organisation EXIT International launched EXIT Action, a "subgroup" and " militant arm ” dedicated to the illegal import of large quantities of the lethal drug Nembutal. More >>

Incident in Northland

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:38:17 +1300 | New Zealand Police

There are concerns for the mental state of a man inside a property on State Highway 12. More >>

Improved care aim for older Pacific people study

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:57:20 +1300 | University of Auckland

A study to improve end-of-life care for older Pacific people will begin early next year at the University of Auckland as part of the Ageing Well, National Science Challenge. More >>

PM’s Youth Mental Health Project delivering positive results

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:40:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an independent evaluation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project shows it’s delivering improved outcomes for youth in New Zealand.More >>


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