Insight looks at the latest suicide statistics.
Each year in New Zealand, the number of people who take their own lives is higher than the road toll.
A review of media guidelines on the reporting of suicide is currently underway, with some arguing that greater openness could help address the problem.
Erina O'Donohue investigates what's being done to tackle what's often described as a silent epidemic.
Information on suicide prevention and support services:
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or Youthline: 0800 376 633 or Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 or Samaritans: 0800 726 666
Ministry of Health: http://www.moh.govt.nz/suicideprevention
Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand: http://www.spinz.org.nz
Casper - Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education and Research: http://www.casper.org.nz
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 9 August: Insight: Gay Rights Beyond Marriage
Liggs Hoffman and Nicola Wood had a civil union ceremony five years ago - but haven't opted to "upgrade" to marriage.
( RNZ/ Alex Ashton )
It's nearly two years since gay and lesbian couples were given the right to marry in New Zealand.
Since then, more than 1500 same-sex couples have tied the knot and the rate of civil unions has plummeted. Worldwide, more countries are now following suit - including the United States and the United Kingdom.
But how has the Marriage Amendment Act changed the lives of gays and lesbians living in this country, and has it been the silver-bullet against homophobia that some thought it would be?
This Insight explores how same-sex marriage has changed what it is to be gay in New Zealand, and asks where to now for the queer rights movement.