Category Archives: Suicide Prevention

James Reardon: Let’s talk about suicide

Why is New Zealand’s most serious, persistent health problem banished to the coroner’s files?

It prevents nothing, but promotes the myth that suicide is a mysterious, fatal disease that is never talked about, even after death. NZ Herald 

Video: Mike King on Suicide 

​Why do people take their own lives? How do they reach such a place where they decide they no longer want to live. Experts tell us there are so many reasons, that it’s too complicated to pinpoint why, that it’s too difficult to provide an answer for.  This type of diagnosis doesn’t help. All it does is create and fuel judgemental attitudes like: coward, attention seeker, weakling, soft-cock, pussy.  There are 3 reasons, and only 3 reasons why people take their own lives.  If all of us can learn to better understand these reasons, we might just be in a better position to look after those who may just need help. Please watch and share.

Video

Behind the smiles, poses and upbeat posts, Sarah was battling depression.

​Tomorrow is International Suicide Awareness Day and Sarah Higgins’ stepmother spoke with Carolyne Meng-Yee about her daughter’s complex illness to encourage others to reach out.

NZ Herald – http://bit.ly/2cesZ09