Insight

suicide pic spinzEach 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

http://www.depression.org.nz

http://www.thelowdown.co.nz

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 26 October: Insight: Turning Labour Around

Labour Party campaigners in Auckland. RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Why has the Labour Party lost its support? 

With the party in the throes of a leadership race and conducting its own review into its poor performance at the last election, Insight investigates the reasons behind Labour's decline in popularity over the last six years. 

Catherine Hutton speaks to unionists, former politicians, political commentators and those on the street about what the party needs to do to rebuild its fortunes. 

8:12 am Sunday 2 November: Insight: Maths and Science Not Hitting the Mark

Hampton Hill School TawaNew Zealand children have been doing badly in maths and science -but is it getting worse?

Their scores in international tests have been falling for the past decade and it has now reached the point where Year 5 and Year 9 students' are ranked among the lowest in the developed world.

Radio New Zealand education correspondent, John Gerritsen, investigates why our scores are on the slide and what is being done to stop it.