Jess McAllen is an Auckland-based freelance journalist who writes about social issues and pop culture.
Content by Jess
Turned away in a crisis
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.
Shining a light on the mental health system
Journalist Jess McAllen writes about the challenges she faced during her investigation and the reaction to her stories for #MentalHealthMatters.
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.
An anarchist with a death wish
Suicide bombing is seen by most New Zealanders as a terrorist act that happens overseas. But 33 years ago, an anarchist punk blew himself up trying to destroy “New Zealand’s Big Brother”.