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The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.
The Mental Health Commissioner, Kevin Allan, says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery in his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report.
This longitudinal study assessed the relation between maternal mental state talk over time and the development of social understanding in young Pacific Island children growing up in New Zealand. At all three time points (15, 20, and 26 months), mother and child pairs (N =...
Background and Aims: The Tokelauan language lacks a word that corresponds to the western term 'depression'. Furthermore, there is no research on the experience of depression in Tokelauans, and yet doctors continue to apply a western biomedical model of depression to Tokelauan patients and those...
Pasefika rates of access to Counties Manukau District Health Board’s (CMDHB) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are below the 3% per annum expectation set by the Ministry of Health. CMDHB established a Pasefika specific CAMHS in 2008, Vaka Toa (VT). Our clinical experience...
Considers prevention and intervention issues in youth suicide in New Zealand.
Approximately 33% of patients with schizophrenia are treatment-refractory, yet clozapine remains underused, even though it is the most effective treatment. One barrier is routine echocardiography, which in Australia is performed before clozapine initiation, six months afterwards and then annually. Elsewhere, such as...
Background : An examination (audit) of the files of patients who had received any mental health services in the year prior to an alleged offence may inform our understanding of the relationship between mental health and crime. More helpfully, it may provide information to...
The Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan is part of an outcomes approach. It contributes to achieving the vision of the New Zealand Health Strategy. For mental health and addiction, this means enabling people to thrive and experience wellbeing wherever they live and whatever...
One proposal to reduce gun-related death and injury is the establishment of a register of prohibited persons – a “black list” of citizens suspected of mental instability or anti-social behaviour. These people could then be denied a firearms licence. Despite years of promotion by pro-gun...