Harmful Gambling and Poor Mental Health in New Zealand

“I’d never been to counselling before and felt it was a very special and healing experience.” Tāngata Whaiora/Client Feedback Harmful gambling is a significant social issue in New Zealand, disproportionately impacting Māori, Pasifika and Asian...

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Emotional Effects of Smoking

Whilst most people are aware of the negative physical effects of smoking, the emotional effects of smoking are often overlooked. The emotional effects of smoking are linked to Nicotine and its effect on Dopamine in the brain.  Dopamine is a...

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Phone Addiction in Children is Like Drug Abuse

The following article was kindly written and contributed by Jill Sweatman, a presenter at the 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium.  We are living in a giant uncontrolled experiment with a generation of Australian children...

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