I've offered my services to Jacinda Ardern re the Mental Health Commission she's setting up.
I think I'll be able to sort out 90 per cent of the so-called ‘mental health problems' in New Zealand.
It's called tough love, or ‘get a life'. Some of my solutions are as follows: throw away your cell phone; get off your tablet; remove your earplugs; open your eyes; get outa bed; get washed; eat some proper food; get off prescription tabs, marijuana, cocaine, P and any other foreign substances; quit watching American sitcom crap on TV; get some real friends as opposed to virtual ones; take a jog/walk around the park every day; lose some weight; get plenty of sleep; wear boxing gloves to bed; get a job; stop moaning and groaning; develop a positive attitude; have a nice day, every day.
PS: None of the above require any taxpayer money. I'm not holding my breath! The above solutions will go down like a lead balloon, I bet. No one wants to know.
P Kelly, Te Puna.