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NZ and youth suicide – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 18th, 2011.

New Zealand has the highest female youth suicide rate in the OECD, but also shows high life satisfaction in international surveys, according to the findings of new report. Wednesday saw the release of the National Indicators 2011 report from the Mental Health Commission. The report noted that New Zealand ranked relatively high in life satisfaction […]

The Press: Smoking ‘doubles depression risk’

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

Rebecca Todd writes in The Press about recent research from the University of Otago showing that smoking doubled a person’s risk of developing depression. The research, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, made it clear that it wasn’t the case that depressed people were more likely to be smokers, but that there was a […]

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