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Mental Health - A Serious Concern

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

Kia Ora,


In a world that is driven by the brain, we often find ourselves in situations that are controlled by the mind. Now, what happens in those situations when you do not have control over the mind, lack the tools to understand it or not qualified to pick up what it says?


It is a sobering statistic that the Ministry of Health has shared, which shows a catostrophic increase in the suicide rates by 29% just in the last decade! 

This beautiful country has lost fathers, mothers, children, grandparents and many more, to the demons that prey upon the mental health of wonderful souls. It’s time we took take care of all our New Zealand Whanau.

The government of New Zealand has initiated a Mental Health and wellbeing commission to battle this troublesome phenomenon and in an attempt to restore equilibrium to our society.

Upon recognising the increasing demand and need for awareness in the field of Mental Health and Addiction, the Ministry of Health as extended funding to 22 Health service providers for the same. The government has also launched a 5 year action plan to prevent suicide. 

While the Government is taking the right steps in a timely manner, it is also imperative upon us to be responsible, as members of the society to not only passively support the change but also actively participate in it. 

Just as an illustration, where do we go when we need the eyes checked ... an Optometrist ? Whom do we go to when we need to address pain in the joints and bones.. a Physiotherapist ? Now... what about when the mind is not alright ... a friend ? family member? Or a trained Mental Health professional?

The Mind, one of the most powerful and significant parts in the body, needs to be cared for as well. 

And the best person to care for this would be a Mental Health professional. Here at AGI, with our Level 6 Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction, we provide you with skills that would help and support people dealing with mental health concerns. For here we will teach you all about what it takes to maintain good mental health, pick up on cues when they are going wrong and how to deal with them. 


Get empowered to help yourself and the people around you. Become someone’s ray of hope.


Wanna know more about Mental Health? Visit on Facebook page and stay updated about our upcoming talks on Mental Health!


Stay tuned for more conversations,

The Knowledge Tree



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