Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

Number of suicides in Queenstown exaggerated Comments 0

Monday, August 24th, 2020

ACT Party leader David Seymour raised the issue of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the suicide rate during a speech in Parliament last week. Those involved in the sector said the numbers were greatly exaggerated. Provisional figures from the Chief Coroner, released last week, show the year-on-year suicide numbers down as well as a Read more

Third Catholic priest ends life in India in 10 days Comments 0

Monday, July 6th, 2020

In the third such incident in India in 10 days, a Catholic priest was found dead in his residence in Tuticorin Diocese in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. Father Xavier Alwin, 36, was found in his room within the premises of a diocesan-run school in Thoothukudi district on July 1. He was a teacher at Read more

The spiritual dimension of suicide prevention Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

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

Bullies are scared cowards says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis, visiting Japan, denounced an “epidemic” of bullying that torments young people in Japan but also around the world. “We must all unite against this culture of bullying and learn to say ‘Enough!’ “It is an epidemic, and together you can find the best medicine to treat it.” “Bullies are afraid, and they cover 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

Sex tourism, suicide, the death penalty, peace: Pope visits Thailand and Japan Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

As Pope Francis beging the thirty-second trip of his pontificate Nov. 19 to Thailand and Japan, he will once again be visiting nations where Catholics are a small minority. In both countries, there’s one Catholic for every 200 people, as opposed to roughly one for five in the United States. The Nov. 19-26 trip will Read more

Māori suicide rate calls for new strategy Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
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New data shows that suicide rates among Māori people have risen to their highest level in a decade, and the rate among Māori men is double that of non-Māori. Why should this be so? Dale Husband speaks with Matthew Tukaki, executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council and former chair of Suicide Prevention Australia. Read more

13 Reasons Why: And a significant spike in male teen suicide Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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When the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’, which features teen suicide, first aired in 2017, mental health professionals expressed concerns that the show could have a contagion effect, triggering an increase in suicides among teens inspired by the show. A new study suggests these fears were not unfounded. According to a study published in the Read more

St Pat’s honour Pua Magasiva with jersey and black armbands Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Pua Magasiva has been honoured by his old school, St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie, at a First XV rugby match. The well-known New Zealand actor was found dead in Wellington on Saturday. The St Pat’s team wore black armbands and laid a jersey in front of the haka as a mark of respect before kickoff at the Read more

Small isolated fragmented communities not viable Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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New Zealand could tackle its youth suicide rate by discouraging unsustainable and isolated communities, a controversial Canadian psychologist says. Dr Jordan Peterson, a clinical behavioural psychologist currently on a talking tour in New Zealand, has drawn protests over his criticism of the #MeToo movement and his huge online following of disaffected young men. “If you’re Read more