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(New Zealand) Proposal for "annual mental health check-ups" for youth

Aug 13, 2017, Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand): ‘It’s wrong that you have to commit a crime to get better help’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/95598562/convicted-knife-attackers-plan-to-improve-mental-health-system A convicted knife attacker with a long history of mental illness wants the Government to implement mental health check-ups in high schools—and the Government is listening. … So, Jones proposed high schools had annual mental health check-ups using a survey or questionnaire to indentify and treat at risk youth. … “With this testing, it could go to a counselor, and the counselor could see the red flags and the counselor could then refer to the appropriate agencies to help this young person to get the help they need.” …