As mental health services of Nelson and Tasman experiences a $1.8 million budget cut under NMDHB's Rutherford Initiative, so experts say that this budget cut could be harmful for people who are already taking advantage of these services.
Nelson Mail health reporter Naomi Arnold interviewed a teenage girl and her mother about the impact of anxiety disorder and how did they face the problems and come out of it.
Clare is happy to get out of bed and spend time in doing daily activities like watching TV, which she initially could not.
Clare is now 17 but feels bad about the time when she was 13 and suffering from self-harm, an anxiety disorder and depression because of which she could not go out of home and carry on the daily activities like going to the doctor, grocery shopping, the mall and even could not meet the other teenagers.
"Going to the mall was a big thing. Everyone was staring at me – even though they weren't, everyone was looking at me – thinking I was fat, thinking I was a terrible person”, said Clare.
She started doing daily activities but by taking small steps like basic things, including getting out bed, going out seeing other teenagers, she later started going to school.
She also went to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board-funded Health School and attended the session of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Clare said she gets every benefit from their services.
- Gentle Electrical Stimulation May Help in Improving Maths Skills
- Mutated BRCA1 Gene Increases Breast Cancer Risk
- Research Finds Huge Increase in Type-2 Diabetes, Under-40 Hardest Hit
- Step Forward in IVF Treatment in 30 Can Mount up Baby Production Three-times
- David Cameron Blamed for ‘Scaremongering’ Over Health Tourism