Can New Zealand’s mental health crisis be cured?
The biggest changes to mental health and addiction services in decades are about to be unveiled.
This year’s budget set aside $455 million for frontline services in mental health and now the government is gearing up to release the nitty gritty of how this money will be spent.
RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown has the story for RNZ Insight. She visited Bruce and Ashika, who have mental illnesses. They discuss what could make the system better.