Posts Tagged ‘Suicide prevention’

The spiritual dimension of suicide prevention Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Language, love, laïcité and violence

A 2017 Unicef Report showed New Zealand has the highest rate of adolescent suicide of any country. What a record to have! If we are living in the real world, we are going to want to know why. Much commentary on suicide rates and suicide prevention recites statistics and demographics, trying to identify the risk Read more

Suicide prevention office opens Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The government, Wednesday, opened its first Suicide Prevention Office and announced a further $12 million for Māori and Pacific suicide prevention. The office was opened by Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and Health Minister Dr David Clark and is part of the government’s response to its inquiry into mental health and addiction. “Last year 685 New Read more

Youth suicide prevention – promote early resilience Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Resilience programmes should be introduced into primary schools for children as young as six and seven, as part of plans to reduce New Zealand’s high youth suicide rates. There was “clear evidence” that behaviour programmes focused on primary school children, contributed to reducing “later adolescent suicidality as wall as other unwanted behaviours”. This recommendation is contained Read more

Suicide is no longer a taboo word in Samoa Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

“Suicide is no more a taboo word which is not mentioned within our society,” said Papali’i Carol Ah Chong, Executive Director of Fataua Le Ola. (FLO) On Saturday Samoa joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, in an effort to stop people ending their own lives. Ah Chong said, ” Read more