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From: Mr Jones
Dear Jacinda Ardern,
As per the OIA, I am requesting information as to the reasons for Ms. Ardern's recent need for mental health attention/advice by professionals?, what prompted/indicated this?, what interventions between Ms Ardern and mental health professionals have occured?, why was this?, what is their prognosis?, what was their assessment on Ms Ardern's mental capacity/functioning? and how might any current/continuing deficits be managed?
From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
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