Why has Research on Mental Health Always Been a Low Priority in New Zealand (and Elsewhere)?

Why has Research on Mental Health Always Been a Low Priority in New Zealand
This question seems straightforward; but once one starts to answer it, one is taken back to the most fundamental assumptions, especially our model of human nature. Once such issues are addressed, profound contradictions are revealed. The resulting conceptual confusion leads to a wide variety of behaviours, by most of the players who have authority in relation to mental health systems. These have little to do with realities of mental disorders, and are best described using the ethologists’ term ‘displacement activity’. Posted: 9.03.2015.