Posts Tagged ‘NZ suicide rate’

Number of suicides reaches 10-year peak, new data reveals

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

New Zealand had the highest number of suicides in 10 years in 2016, according to the latest provisional data released by the Ministry of Health. It was up from 529 in 2015, and 510 in 2014. Males were the most represented in the figures, with 412 committing suicide in 2016, compared to 141 females. Continue Read more

Values that can help vulnerable youth

Monday, August 27th, 2018

At a recent Hastings District Council meeting, a councillor said kindness, empathy and compassion were among the values needed to help prevent youth suicides. Cr Henare O’Keefe made the comments during a council committee meeting to discuss an update of a suicide prevention plan written by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Read more Related Read more

Experts divided about suspected suicide rates rising

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Suspected suicides have increased by 11 per cent in the last three months compared to 2016, raising concerns from the chief coroner. Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall shared the new figures at a zero suicide prevention forum in Christchurch this week. She said it was too early to draw conclusions on the 2017-18 figures, but said: “Clearly Read more

Suicide: why are so many dying of despair?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

We don’t subscribe to print publications in our house (despite the best efforts of the New Zealand Herald to get us hooked with their free “hit” of six weeks’ free newspapers – we tried it once but it wasn’t worth the numerous letters and phone calls we received afterwards trying to convince us to purchase a subscription). Read more