$6.4m to tackle depression

Christchurch Press 11 Oct 06
Former All Black John Kirwan will feature in television and radio advertisements as part of a $6.4 million campaign to tackle depression. Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton yesterday launched a three-year National Depression Initiative aimed at raising awareness of depression among sufferers and their families and encouraging people to seek treatment.
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Earlier coverage: One in five Kiwis mentally ill
Christchurch Press 20 Sep 06
One in five New Zealanders and nearly one in three Maori will suffer a mental health disorder in any one year, a major new survey says. The $8 million survey of 13,000 New Zealanders, released by Health Minister Pete Hodgson yesterday, concluded nearly half of all New Zealanders would suffer mental illness at some point in their lives.
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