Shaun Robinson

Shaun Robinson is the chief executive of the NZ Mental Health Foundation.

Aug 3, 2020

Attention politicians: stop treating mental health as any other health issue

Truly making a difference to New Zealanders' mental health means addressing factors that go far beyond the health system's remit.

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Nov 18, 2019

For people living with mental illness, the arming of New Zealand police is a disaster

The Mental Health Foundation's chief executive explains why armed police is a cause for concern, especially for those most vulnerable in our communities.  

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Mar 20, 2019

Extremism is not a mental illness

The terrorist is clearly an extremist, but it is an unfair leap to assume we can blame mental illness for his actions, writes Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation

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Jun 16, 2017

NZ tops the youth suicide rankings in the developed world. It is a disgrace. And we can fix it

I once attempted suicide, writes Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation. And I got help. While all of us call for something to be done about our shocking suicide stats, here are three things you can do if you or people you know are going down that path.

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Apr 20, 2017

13 conversations to have about 13 Reasons Why

Shaun Robinson, the head of the NZ Mental Health Foundation, suggests 13 ways you can start a conversation with young people about the issues raised by the controversial hit show.

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