Life can be filled with challenges. Supporting your own mental health is an important part of being able to cope with stresses.
The NZ Defence Force Health website has some good information on recognising the signs:
Worried about how you think or feel(external link)
Worried about how you behave(external link)
Worried about everyday life(external link)
How you bounce back from setbacks is in no small part related to how you view them.
Learn about building mental resilience on the NZ Defence Force Health website(external link)
Access services and support if you—or someone you care about—is dealing with a mental health concern.
If there is a immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, either:
Contact details for local crisis assessment teams(external link)
If you're concerned about someone else's safety, remain with them and help them to stay safe until support arrives.
You may want to talk about your current situation with someone.
Support organisations you can talk to
The first port of call is to see a local doctor or family doctor.
You might be able to access your local mental health services directly, but some require a referral from your doctor first. You can call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice.
Once you're accessing mental health services we may be able to help fund the cost of treatment.
Mental health treatment