New Zealand Mental Health Statistics

KEY FINDINGS:

  • About 47% of New Zealanders will experience a mental illness and/or addiction at some time in their life.
  • 1 in 5 people effected within one year.
  • Approximately 500 New Zealanders die by suicide every year.
  • 40% of those were diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
  • In an Australia study Nearly 1 in 4 people felt depression was a sign of personal weakness and would not employ a person with depression.
  • One in 5 said that if they had depression they wouldn’t tell anyone.

Mental Health Foundation: Quick Facts and Stats 2014

http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/Uploads/MHF-Quick-facts-and-stats-FINAL.pdf


The Health of New Zealand Adults 2011/12: Key findings of the New Zealand Health Survey

http://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/health-of-new-zealand-adults-2011-12-section4.pdf


Office of the Director of Mental Health Annual Report 2013

http://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/office-of-director-of-mental-health-annual-report-2013.pdf


The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan, 2012–2017.

http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/mental-health-and-addictions/mental-health/mental-health-work-ministry


Government of Western Australia Mental Health COMMISSION

http://www.mentalhealth.wa.gov.au/mental_illness_and_health/mh_stigma.aspx


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