Mental health helplines inundated after Christchurch terror attacks

April 21 2019 by RNZ National

Mental health helplines have been inundated with calls from people traumatised by media coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks.

People who saw the gunman's own video have been particularly affected.

The Mental Health Foundation's chief executive, Shaun Robinson, said some of the media coverage was ghoulish and too detailed in depicting the horror.