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"You can get help before you get to those dark points."
That's the message of 16-year-old Frankie Perry who is sharing her story as part of Great Minds, a major NZ Herald and NZME editorial project launched yesterday. The project will examine the state of our mental health and solutions for improving wellbeing as the country recovers from the pandemic.
The project comes as new research shows the number of New Zealanders struggling with mental health problems rose sharply during the Covid-19 outbreak prompting calls from leading health figures for an urgent national recovery plan.
Frankie hopes telling her story will prevent others from experiencing what she has gone through.