Ruth Dyson made the comments as part of a TVNZ1 SUNDAY investigation about the Whakapakari boot camp on Great Barrier Island.
Harry's is the story of a bright young man failed by the system, and comes with a message of hope from the family he left behind.
NZ's suicide rate is at a record high – but the Government's mental health boss can't remember the figure.
The young man, whose school prizegiving speech went viral, speaks exclusively to Jehan Casinader on SUNDAY.
Seven Sharp is there as the Kiwi actor meets the ambulance staff who saved his life.
Sunday's Jehan Casinader visited Alex Reese in Sri Lanka, where a dusty cricket pitch is the getaway to life-changing experiences.