From the December 31st edition of The New Zealand Herald:
More New Zealanders feel they could be supportive of someone with a mental illness, according to research issued yesterday.To read the entire article, click here.
The research, conducted periodically on behalf of the Ministry of Health's Like Minds, Like Mine programme by Phoenix Research, has tracked changes in New Zealanders' attitudes to mental illness since 1997.
Significant improvements had been made over the past decade, but the Mental Health Foundation was particularly pleased that 71 per cent of people in the latest survey reported that they knew how they could be supportive of someone experiencing mental illness, an increase of 10 per cent over the last survey in 2007.
Photograph courtesy of Like Minds, Like Mine.