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Within a month of its release, South Korea’s ‘Squid Game’ has become Netflix’s most-watched original, breaking the record previously held by ‘Bridgerton’. (Shutterstock)

Asian pop culture may be trending, but so is anti-Asian racism and discrimination

Just because Asian content is currently trending, doesn’t mean anti-Asian racism and discrimination aren’t. Let’s support Asian people in accessing mental health services.
A crossing guard stops traffic as students arrive at École Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Student achievement depends on reducing poverty now and after COVID-19

Comprehensive early childhood education, mental health support, internet connectivity and post-secondary funding are part of reducing the consequences of poverty so all students may excel.
New Zealand’s pledge to spend NZ$1.9 billion on mental health in the next five years includes extra nurses in schools to help 5,600 more secondary students. from www.shutterstock.com

Mental health wins record funding in New Zealand’s first ‘well-being budget’

The New Zealand government has put a record NZ$1.9 billion mental health package at the centre of its well-being budget. It’s a welcome step in the right direction.
New Zealand’s youth suicide rate is the highest among OECD countries. from www.shutterstock.com

NZ mental health inquiry calls for fundamental change

An inquiry into mental health in New Zealand has called for a major shift towards prevention and promotion of mental well-being.

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