Sinead O’Brien


  1. Some people just don’t stand a chance’. Does significant childhood adversity lead to more depression, deliberate self-harm and suicide attempts within NZs younger generation? Introduction

    When I first heard the phrase ‘some people just don’t stand a chance’ I was on my mental health placement in a psychiatric ward. Being a student nurse I was aware of the statistics surrounding the prevalence of mental health problems, but this was my first eye-opener to the reality of these statistics. There were people my age, people who went to polytechnic and university just as I did, people who you wouldn’t give a second look at on the street; and one patient that really got to…