NZ’s mental health system is ‘broken’ when you have to ‘prove you’re suicidal’ – Mike King – Stuff

NZ’s mental health system is ‘broken’ when you have to ‘prove you’re suicidal’ – Mike King – Stuff

Anti-suicide crusader Mike King has told 200 NZ First supporters that any politician who thinks mental health isn’t an election issue is “stupid, naive and shouldn’t be in the race”.

King was invited to the NZ First convention in South Auckland on Sunday at the request of leader Winston Peters, who said he wanted to know what people like King wanted politicians to do about mental health issues in New Zealand.

King told the captive audience that 40 per cent of students had a suicidal thought before they left school and 80 per cent of those youth who had “recurring suicidal thoughts” didn’t ask for help.

By Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94776348/NZs-mental-health-system-is-broken-when-you-have-to-prove-you-re-suicidal-Mike-King?cid=app-iPhone

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