Tag Archives: Mental Health

Face of the Day — The BFD

tml“Dear Prime Minister, I’m confused” From Mikes facey. pic.twitter.com/2oIMFwzkQB— ???? ?????? (@Soul_of_a_Sage) July 12, 2021 Screenshot of comment on BFD Article 13/07/21 Dear Mike King,Here are the ten steps to guarantee Government funding for your Gumboot Friday programme.Sorted. pic.twitter.com/lHr3rOZVM6— Taxpayers’ Union (@TaxpayersUnion) July 13, 2021

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Jacinda signed off Mob funding — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed she signed off on millions of dollars to fund a meth rehab programme run by the Mongrel Mob. Nearly $3 million in funding seized from gangs and criminals by police is being used to fund the Mongrel Mob’s Kahukura drug and trauma rehabilitation scheme, Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper revealed on…

via Jacinda signed off Mob funding — Kiwiblog

Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

In a predictable but disappointing move Labour yesterday blocked an inquiry into the slow roll out of mental health facilities, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “Both Labour and National have criticised how long it’s taking to get a shovel in the ground and build these 15 new inpatient mental health facilities, but it’s…

via Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: The Government has promised to improve mental health but the number of prisoners attending drug and alcohol programmes has plummeted by 75 percent in five years. …And despite health being one of prison’s biggest issues, the number of prisoners in drug and alcohol programmes is plummeting. Five years ago, about 6300 programmes were…

via Drug and alcohol programmes in prison down 75% — Kiwiblog

So mental health system is working well — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: An Invercargill father called mental health services 40 times in the weeks before his son killed his stepson.Today, Joseph Kevin Boyle was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of his stepbrother, 19-year-old James Clark, at a High Court hearing in Invercargill. …In October 2019, Boyle’s father contacted his…

via So mental health system is working well — Kiwiblog

Parker to Mental Health Foundation: You’re Not Telling the Truth — The BFD

Owning their mistakes seems to be one of the most difficult things for this current government, and none more so than in mental health. Newshub reported on the government yet again trying to shift and deflect. A senior Government minister has accused a top mental health advocate of not telling the truth about the state…

via Parker to Mental Health Foundation: You’re Not Telling the Truth — The BFD

Significant Youth Cannabis Use Increases in Legalised US States — Family First NZ

Media Release 22 December 2020 US state-level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has found significant increases in youth cannabis use in several recently legalised marijuana states versus last year. At the same time, mental…

via Significant Youth Cannabis Use Increases in Legalised US States — Family First NZ

“No evidence’ supporting rumour suicide rates have increased under lockdown — Your NZ

A press release from the Mental Health Foundation: There Is No Evidence New Zealand’s Suicide Rates Have Increased Over Lockdown The Mental Health Foundation is deeply disappointed to see a rumour circulating that there has been a dramatic increase in suicides in New Zealand over the lockdown period. “There is absolutely no truth to this […]

via “No evidence’ supporting rumour suicide rates have increased under lockdown — Your NZ

Crime down through lockdown, mental health, self harm, domestic harm at ‘usual levels’ — Your NZ

In a media conference today Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said that through the Level 4 lockdown has been a decrease in crime involving assaults, road policing and theft, From RNZ: ‘We need to continue to stick to the rules’ – Police Commissioner Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says police have dealt with 4452 breaches since the […]

via Crime down through lockdown, mental health, self harm, domestic harm at ‘usual levels’ — Your NZ

New Zealanders likely to vote against cannabis legalisation – 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 14 February 2020Family First Comment: Paula Bennett said the result showed that “people are realising that actually legalising recreational cannabis can’t be good for our mental health as a nation”.Exactly.#saynopetodope#VoteNO New Zealanders are more likely to vote against legalisation of cannabis in the upcoming referendum, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton…

via New Zealanders likely to vote against cannabis legalisation – 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll — Family First NZ

Marijuana and Psychosis — Family First NZ

 

Break Point 31 December 2019Family First Comment: Critics will respond, “That’s correlation, not causation.” The only way to prove causation would be to ask half a sample group to experiment with something that may harm them. That’s not ethically possible. By the way, all the studies that made us believe that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer…

via Marijuana and Psychosis — Family First NZ

New Data Show “Gender-Affirming” Surgery Doesn’t Really Improve Mental Health. — Family First NZ

 

Public Discourse 13 November 2019 Data from a new study show that the beneficial effect of surgery for transgender people is so small that a clinic may have to perform as many as 49 gender-affirming surgeries before they could expect to prevent one additional person from seeking subsequent mental health treatment. Yet that’s not what…

via New Data Show “Gender-Affirming” Surgery Doesn’t Really Improve Mental Health. — Family First NZ

As a NZ health professional who has participated in late term abortions I urge you to vote NO — Family First NZ

 

Voice For Life 8 August 2019 Dear New Zealand MP’s, As a health professional who has previously participated in late term abortions I urge you to vote NO to decriminalising abortion. Already in the last 10 years approximately 800 late term abortions have been performed on the grounds of “danger to mental health”. These perceived…

via As a NZ health professional who has participated in late term abortions I urge you to vote NO — Family First NZ

Revealed: Thousands of under-14s prescribed antidepressants in 2018 — Family First NZ

 

NewsHub 20 May 2019Family First Comment: As the family unit weakens, and marriage rates decrease, we will continue to see these adverse stats rise, sadly. Newshub can reveal 3353 children aged under 14 were prescribed antidepressants through community-based providers (pharmacies) in 2018. 1573 were female. 1780 were male. Out of the 20 district health boards (DHBs)…

via Revealed: Thousands of under-14s prescribed antidepressants in 2018 — Family First NZ

Psychological Association Creates Massive Guide For People Stressing Out From Climate Change — Daily Wire

Now that climate change activists have freaked people out with their apocalyptic predictions of doom for the planet, apparently people in droves are seeking mental health therapy over the issue, prompting the American Psychological Association to create a voluminous climate-change guide as an aid for mental heath care providers.

via Psychological Association Creates Massive Guide For People Stressing Out From Climate Change — Daily Wire

JLR Interviews his psychiatrist Dr Hugh Clarkson: Podcast — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

How often do mental health patients let their own psychiatrist tell the world about their personal struggles? In Episode 2 of JLR Unfiltered, that’s exactly what Jami-Lee does as he discusses mental health with his psychiatrist, Dr Hugh Clarkson. They talk about Jami-Lee’s experience of dealing with mental health problems as well as Dr Clarkson’s…

via JLR Interviews his psychiatrist Dr Hugh Clarkson: Podcast — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Cabinet will write cannabis referendum question, Jacinda Ardern tells Parliament — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 3 April 2019Family First Comment: “Paula Bennett asked if the Prime Minister thought a cross-party group of backbench MPs (such as Green MPs!!) should be in charge of choosing the question in the referendum. Ms Ardern said the question would instead be chosen by Cabinet.”Good. The question for the cannabis referendum will be…

via Cabinet will write cannabis referendum question, Jacinda Ardern tells Parliament — Family First NZ

Gender dissatisfaction is a mental health issue: Part one of Lisa Littman’s story — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Well, who knew? Gender dysphoria, or gender dissatisfaction, is a mental health issue and it’s contagious! Teenagers suddenly becoming confused about their sexuality can be the result of peer pressure and/or social media. Quote. This research explores, through the reports of parents, a phenomenon whereby teens and young adults who did not exhibit childhood signs…

via Gender dissatisfaction is a mental health issue: Part one of Lisa Littman’s story — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Smoking cannabis as a teen increases risk of depression and suicide as a young adult, says study — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 14 February 2019Family First Comment: “This group of cannabis users represents approximately 5 to 10 per cent of the adolescent population, with these individuals being at significantly increased risk of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, as well as engaging in anti-social behaviour. Furthermore, individuals in this group will also display higher levels…

via Smoking cannabis as a teen increases risk of depression and suicide as a young adult, says study — Family First NZ

JLR, the media and a difficult mental health question — Your NZ

There have been a number of puzzling aspects about how the health of Jami-Lee Ross has played out in public. One obvious one is that it has played out in public as it has – Ross has come newsworthiness as an MP, but people with mental health problems tend to deal with them as privately […]

via JLR, the media and a difficult mental health question — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross on the future — Kiwiblog

Jami-Lee Ross writes: Leaving bitterness and hatred behindThe last time I actively took part in public debate, over three months ago, I found myself at the apex of a mental health crisis that became a life and death situation. My absence from Parliament and the media since then has understandably raised questions. I hope to…

via Jami-Lee Ross on the future — Kiwiblog

Government and Opposition on fixing the mental health crisis — Your NZ

It has long been known that mental health was being inadequately addressed by governments. It could be claimed (and is) that all health is inadequately funded, but mental health is a special case, and has been since the large mental health institutions were emptied and closed in the 1970s and 1980s. Community care was seen […]

via Government and Opposition on fixing the mental health crisis — Your NZ

Mental Health and Addiction report repeats well known problems — Your NZ

The Mental Health and Addiction report details well known problems with mental health and drug issues, and makes 40 recommendations. Will the Government actually do something major to address the issues? Or will we just have another inquiry in a few years time, as people keep suffering and dying? Beehive: Mental Health and Addiction report […]

via Mental Health and Addiction report repeats well known problems — Your NZ

Bring a pervert to school day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The surging paedophile wing of the contemporary left are determined to get their hooks into the nation’s kiddies, by whatever means necessary. From the state-sanctioned grooming of deceitfully-named “anti-bullying programs” to oleaginous swooning over transgender tots, it seems there is no tactic so sleazy and underhanded that these ideological rockspiders won’t try it on. Their…

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Jami-Lee Ross ‘improving’, uncertainty over future — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross is said to be improving after surviving a “very real situation” on Saturday night and being sectioned and admitted in mental health care, but it will likely take time to find out what impact this will have on his future as a now independent electorate MP after the National caucus ejected him last […]

via Jami-Lee Ross ‘improving’, uncertainty over future — Your NZ

Police disappointed in scrapping of mental health pilot scheme — Your NZ

National’s spokesperson on the police, Chris Bishop, has uncovered the scrapping of a pilot project that would have added mental health expertise to front line policing. The Government’s decision to axe a universally-supported pilot to improve the response to 111 mental health calls is nothing short of disgraceful, especially after Labour pledged to make mental […]

via Police disappointed in scrapping of mental health pilot scheme — Your NZ

Being Transgender No Longer A Mental Disorder, But Playing Video Games Is, World Health Organization Says — Daily Wire

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manual, which no longer classifies being transgender as a mental health disorder — but now classifies playing video games as a mental health disorder.

via Being Transgender No Longer A Mental Disorder, But Playing Video Games Is, World Health Organization Says — Daily Wire

Facebook Admits Social Media Harmful to Mental Health — Infowars

Citing internal and academic research, Facebook admitted its users will feel worse about themselves after spending only 10 minutes absorbing content on the site.In a company blog post on Friday, Facebook cited studies from the University of Michigan and UC San Diego that revealed how social media negatively impacts the mental health of users.According to…

via Facebook Admits Social Media Harmful to Mental Health — Infowars

Mike King predicts a rise in suicide rate — Your NZ

Mike King, who is closely involved in addressing the high rate of suicide in New Zealand, predicts the numbers will go up. NZH: Mental health advocate Mike King is predicting a rise in our suicide rate “We have to understand there are so many suicides that aren’t recorded. “Coroners have to be 100 percent sure. […]

via Mike King predicts a rise in suicide rate — Your NZ

Modern living impacts on mental health and suicide — Your NZ

Peter Gluckman, from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, has released a discussion document on youth suicide. It says that complex issues are involved but the pressures of modern living are a major stress factor. An edited version of the report: Youth Suicide in New Zealand: a Discussion Paper Not all suicide […]

via Modern living impacts on mental health and suicide — Your NZ