Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Exercise and wear a mask urges Cardinal Dew

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
wear a mask

New Zealand Cardinal, John Dew, is adding his support and encouraging people to wear a mask while outside exercising during the lockdown. “Recently, Pope Francis took part in an advertising campaign encouraging people to get vaccinated and called the gesture an ‘act of love’. Wearing a mask when leaving our homes to use an essential Read more

Kiwis must ‘take off masks’ to prevent suicide

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Health Central

New Zealand mental health advocate, television personality and former comedian Mike King has some straight words for Kiwis about mental health. If we want to prevent suicide and help our kids open up about mental health, there are a couple of things we need to get on to. We need to do more to make Read more

Biles ‘coming out’ opens discussions about mental health care

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Sports Illustrated

Counsellors and spiritual directors at US Catholic colleges and ministries are supporting gymnast Simone Biles to prioritise her mental health The counsellors and spiritual directors told CNS her decision has opened up a broader and much-needed discussion about the importance of mental health care. “Even if we aren’t carrying around the pressure of performing as Read more

Lockdown distresses almost half of young people

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Lockdown affected wellbeing for many people, especially young ones, an Otago University study has found. The study undertaken during lockdown is providing a glimpse into New Zealand’s mental health. Young people in particular found it hard-going. The study results were reported in a research paper,’Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand Read more

Welcome to the disillusionment phase: COVID at 6 months

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Sunday September 13 marked six months since the U.S. declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. The reality that this pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint, has started to take a toll on people’s emotional and spiritual well-being, with more than half of adults reporting a decline in mental health due to worry and Read more

Mental health, housing, and poverty exposed

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Communities struggling to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown are the subject of a new study by the Salvation Army. The study reports three major areas of concern seriously impacting New Zealand communities, a lack of mental health support, insecure housing and inadequate incomes. These areas of concern are forcing people to look Read more

Reader punched while ministering at Mass

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A woman who yelled at and punched a reader during Mass this week will not be prosecuted. A video of Sunday’s live-streamed Mass shows two readers leaving the sanctuary after completing the readings when the mentally ill woman punched one of them twice in the face. The attack was seemingly unprovoked. The victim says the Read more

As churches reopen, mental and spiritual health care need attention

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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As churches reopen and parishioners begin returning to their church buildings there’s a familiarity, but the environment might feel different because of new social-distancing measures. For example, in Houston, a young adult woman who went to Sunday Mass the first weekend in May when her parish reopened for public Mass, said her initial excitement changed Read more

Concern about how to manage mental wellbeing

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
mental wellbeing

The Mental Health Foundation has noticed increased concern about how to manage mental wellbeing since the pandemic. More people seeking advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety. The Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson said there had been a rise in panic and worry. “Concern and anxiety are mounting for a number Read more

Mike King named as 2019 New Zealander of the Year

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

New Zealand comedian, television personality and mental health advocate Mike King has been named as the Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern awarded him the honour at the 10th annual edition of the awards. Read more Related Posts:Kiwis must ‘take off masks’ to prevent suicideNew Zealand ranked the most ‘Islamic Read more