Mental Health, one of those things that people are often afraid to speak about and many people suffer in silence.
With an estimated 1 in 5 people suffering with a mental health problem at some point in their lives, this can be a significant burden on our society.
Insurance company disability statistics suggest that mental health is behind around 40% of new disability claims and around 80% of long-term ongoing disability claims.
This is an area we need to shine a light on to find ways to assist people to work through it. We have seen John Kirwan and a number of other high profile people in the media in the past, but it needs constant reminding, as the message does not always get through.
Early next year one of our insurers, Partners Life, is getting behind this excellent cause to help raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand through their sponsorship of the Partners Life Dual and Mal Law’s High Five-0 Challenge.