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More Services For Eating Disorder Sufferers

More Services For Eating Disorder Sufferers
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - There will be more services for people in the upper North Island suffering eating disorders, the Government says.

Man Tries To Get Gun To Shoot Cabinet Minister Nick Smith

Man Tries To Get Gun To Shoot Cabinet Minister Nick Smith
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - A Nelson man allegedly tried to buy a firearm to shoot Cabinet Minister Nick Smith yesterday before a threat forced Dr Smith to close his Nelson office.

Ryall Defends `Slimmed Down' Health Targets Despite Complaints

Ryall Defends `Slimmed Down' Health Targets Despite Complaints
Wellington, May 8 NZPA - Critics say the Government has gone too far in reducing the number of health targets it sets. Health Minister Tony Ryall is defending his "slimmed down" set of targets for district health boards, saying he inherited a system bogged down by bureaucracy.

Ryall Defends `Slimmed Down' Health Targets

Ryall Defends `Slimmed Down' Health Targets
Wellington, May 8 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall is defending his "slimmed down" set of targets for district health boards and says he inherited a system bogged down by bureaucracy. Mr Ryall has announced three hospital targets and three preventative programme targets.

Recession Threatens 'Tsunami' Of A Different Kind Of Depression

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The downturn hitting the economy will bring a "tsunami" of mental health problems with an increased incidence of depression, anxiety and suicide, Mental Health Commission chairman Peter McGeorge says.

Little Room In Mental Health System For Asperger's - Commission

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Mental Health Commission chairman Peter McGeorge says a mental hospital is not necessarily the right place to keep people such as an 18-year-old autistic woman with the mental age of 11.

Greens Warn Of Prison Mental Health Timebomb

Greens Warn Of Prison Mental Health Timebomb
Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - Government plans to introduce tough new sentencing laws and cram extra inmates into existing prisons could trigger a mental health timebomb, the Green Party says.

Green Party: Health Policy

1. Public Health and Illness Prevention Programmes aimed at health promotion and preventing illness and injury are an investment in the future health of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Their success will have a major bearing on the level of treatment services that are needed in later years.

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