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What does mental illness mean to you?

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Wellington theatre group Women Aren’t Wolves last year interviewed more than 30 people about their experiences with mental illness.

The result is WELL - a collection of monologues (performed by actors) that explores “what it means to be well, from un-well perspectives”. The show starts it's second season in Wellington tonight.

We invited Women Aren’t Wolves to have some of the monologues recorded on video. Here’s the first:


Where to get help:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757

Samaritans: 0800 726 666

Youthline: 0800 376 633  or email

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“As per my knowledge, mental illness ranges from problems that we all experience as part of daily life to serious long-term conditions. In simple words, it is a significant impairment of an individual’s relational abilities.” — Sandra Larsen

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