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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.
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...
Considers prevention and intervention issues in youth suicide in New Zealand.
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...
Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us ) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study , a long-running cohort study following 1037 people born in Dunedin...
The number of people voluntarily referring themselves for therapy to try to prevent them from sexually abusing children is rising.
But there are fears some people who pose a risk to children, and have asked for help, may have to be turned away because...
This report uses Māori mental health data from three population surveys to highlight findings about whanaungatanga and belonging, cultural connectedness and reconnection, and cultural identity for Māori mental wellbeing.
This paper shares case studies and insights from the group’s fresh and provocative dialogue that may be useful to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, economists, and others interested in well-being, whether they are taking the first steps or fine-tuning established practice.
The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. What are New Zealand's services doing to keep up?
Objective To examine the impact and cost associated with mental illness.
Methods A rapid review of the literature from Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada was undertaken. The review included literature pertaining to the cost-of-illness and impact of mental illness as well...