Mental Health

A day in my life with ADHD

“Having ADHD to me feels like I'm an old iPhone thats battery runs out really quickly.”

A person with borderline personality disorder answers your questions

“People say ‘They're crazy, they can't have relationships’. That hurts me.”

‘Horrific stats’: Rangatahi rally for mental health at Parliament

Advocacy group Mental Health Matters Initiative presented the Government with nine calls to action.

Teenage poi entrepreneur on how she invests in her mental health

Georgia Latu is CEO of Pōtiki Poi, the company that made 32,000 poi for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

I lost my home in the cyclone, now I panic when it rains

“When it rains heavily I’m always alert."

How a film about getting hit in the balls is tackling toxic masculinity

“I think boys and men both just struggle with being open in general."

Young workers are more burnt out than any other age group, but why?

“It’s been two years and I still haven’t recovered.”

Petting a dog could be good for your brain

A new study has found petting dogs can boost the part of our brains that helps regulate our emotions

Why is bi still hard for people to buy?

For those of us who identify as ‘B’, it’s painfully obvious that our letter may as well be silent. 

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There's a friendship recession and it's hurting NZ men

“I think I was in denial about it for a long time."

There is not enough support for Asian mental health in NZ

'I've given you a perfect life, why do you need therapy?'

Seeing the ocean is enough to improve our mental health, but we’re not sure why

This World Oceans Day, we relook at how the ocean can improve our mental health.

Self-harm hospitalisations have doubled for 10-14-year-olds

"During the pandemic we’ve been completely online and that takes a huge toll on teenagers."

How microdosing mushrooms can help mental health

More research shows the active ingredient in shrooms can help with the effects of trauma.

Mental health issues in young people linked to dementia later in life

About 1.7 million New Zealanders, born between 1928 to 1967, took part in the study.

Racism stopping young South and East Asians from accessing NZ healthcare, study finds

1 in 5 South Asian and East Asian students say they have experienced some form of unfair treatment.

Talking about OCD with BENEE

“I'm just constantly counting and it got really annoying. At one point, I was counting pumps of face cleanser, and I was just like, Oh, God,…

COVEN’s Moe Laga on running away from home and finding her family | Eating Fried Chicken in the…

"I don't have all the answers but I just base it off what I've been through and my survival."

The Fan Brigade’s Amanda Kennedy: ‘I refuse to feel shame’ | Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

“Why should it be embarrassing or shameful to have horrible shit happen in your life? Everyone has horrible shit in their lives. It’s such a relief…

Dating lessons we can all learn from Netflix's Love on the Spectrum

We talked to two young people on the autism spectrum about the lessons they can teach about dating.

‘I had a massive identity crisis’: Joe Daymond on his return to Aotearoa | Eating Fried Chicken in…

“I remember I would sign surveys and when it would ask what nationality I was, I would put NZ/European. Because I didn’t have any association with…

Sound and energy healing with Ngaronoa and Komako | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 9

Lie down, close your eyes, listen closely and enjoy the experience of Pūngao Ora, Mauri Ora.

The five pillars of whare kōrero | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 8

Paraone Tai Tin explains how the five pillars of whare kōrero can guide your life.

SWIDT: 'Crying is a form of healing' | Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

“We probably do a better job of looking after the community than the cops do.”

‘Laughing helps’: @jordynwitha_why on combating racism with humour

“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”

'It wasn’t just the dawn raids': 4 Pacific men talk about mental health and racism in NZ | Eating…

Oscar Kightley, Church Leon & Henry Hohenberger join James Nokise in discussion of mental health.

Mai FM host Tegan Yorwarth talks body image, anxiety and balance | Eating Fried Chicken in the…

Tegan joins James Nokise to talk about getting strange messages and dealing with strange expectation