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Top 10 stories of the month - February 2016

Monday 29th February 2016

In case you missed something, here are our most read stories for the month.

 

1 - INFOGRAPHIC: SUICIDE STATISTICS

 
Change
Total: 564
10.85 Every week
Male / Female
10-14
5
5
15-19
35
17
20-24
44
17
25-29
45
11
30-34
38
8
35-39
36
10
40-44
44
14
45-49
36
11
50-54
34
16
55-59
34
4
60-64
23
9
65-69
13
4
70-74
14
4
75-79
11
2
80-84
8
1
85+
8
3

Too many people take their life each year in New Zealand. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers that paint a sobering picture of a crucial social issue.

 

2 - TURNED AWAY IN A CRISIS

Photo: 123rf

New Zealand's suicide rate spiked again last year and those on the frontline - parents, friends and health workers - say more help is needed to prevent deaths.

 

3 - YOU NEVER REGRET A SWIM

 

What happens when the invisible cord between a mother and her newborn turns into a barrier to the outside world? Holly Walker shares her experience with postnatal anxiety.

 

4 - MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS ARE BEING LOCKED UP WHEN THEY SHOULDN'T BE 

Mental health services are supposed to avoid locking patients up in isolation - also known as seclusion. But it still happens.

 

5 - THE PENCILSWORD: 10,000 PEOPLE I LOVE

There’s lots to love at music festivals, but some people only make things worse.

 

6 - LIVE BLOG: LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2016

Upfront for the start of St Jerome's Laneway Festival at Silo Park.

Photo: RNZ/Diego Opatowski

The Wireless and RNZ’s Music 101 teamed up for full coverage of St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Auckland. Here's how it happened.

 

7 - SHINING A LIGHT ON THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Jess McAllen

Journalist Jess McAllen writes about the challenges she faced during her investigation and the reaction to her stories for #MentalHealthMatters.

 

8 - MY YEAR OF DARKNESS

What’s it like when you lose your grip on reality? Charlotte-Rose Ruddell writes about her journey into psychosis, and coming back out the other side.

 

9 - WHAT ARE THE BEST AND WORST PAID PROFESSIONS IN NZ?

People who studied medicine, law and some types of engineering would on average earn more than $1 million more than those with no tertiary qualifications.

Photo: The Wireless

New figures show that some tertiary courses leave graduates worse off than if they had never studied at all.

 

10 - I'M NOT CRAZY, I'M EXQUISITELY SENSITIVE

"To really break down the stigma surrounding BPD people really need to stop looking at is as 'the other'."

Photo: Supplied

A story about life with borderline personality disorder.

 



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