If you need IMMEDIATE help, phone your local mental health crisis team on 0800 757 678. Healthinfo has a handy list of people you can contact if you, a friend or family member needs help.
Farming can be a hard and isolating industry, with a history of associated depression and mental health issues. The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (HRANZ) has put together a document with practical advice for mental wellness on the farm.
Some drugs are more harmful than others, but it can be hard to know what the real deal is. NZ Drug Foundation has a tool to help you understand drugs and alcohol and what they do to your body.
The Problem Gambling Foundation has information to help you identify if you have a problem with gambling, whether it is connected to other mental health issues, and how to find help dealing with gambling.
Depression is an illness like any other: it’s not your fault if you have depression, and there are proven effective treatments. Read more about how depression might affect you or a loved one and what you can do.
A lot of different medications can be used to improve mental health, and they can have different effects on you. Healthinfo and Hillmorton Hospital Pharmacy have factsheets on mental health treatments, including nicotine replacement therapy for smokers.
Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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