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Anxiety is a normal human emotion. However, some people feel worried or anxious so often that it interferes with their day-to-day life. There is a range of services and support available to help when you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety.Visit this article
Being depressed is more than feeling down for a day or two – it usually continues for weeks or months at a time. Depression can impact on people differently and can include a loss of interest in the things you used to enjoy, lack of motivation and ability to focus. There is a range of services and support available to help when you or someone you know is feeling depressed.Visit this article
Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one. There is a range of services and support available when you or someone you know is experiencing grief and loss.Visit this article
Self-harm is when someone does something to hurt themselves on purpose, like cutting, burning, taking pills, hitting, or picking at themselves or using objects to hurt themselves. It can be a way of coping, managing stress, anxiety, low mood or feeling overwhelmed. There is a range of services and support available to help find alternatives to self-harm.Visit this article
There is a range of skilled services and support available to help keep people well and build resilience, recognise and respond to distress, address risk factors associated with suicide, and empower families, whānau/aiga and communities to support each other.Visit this article
Worried about Someone?
Even if you are close to someone, it can sometimes be hard to tell how much emotional pain they are in and whether they need help; and it can be equally as hard recognising it in yourself. Often, it’s something small that can make you think something isn’t quite right – often that hunch will be right. You might see it in yourself or in someone else, or someone could see it in you. There is a range of services and support available to help when you are worried about someone else or yourself.Visit this article