Insight for 28 August 2011- Suicide ( 28′ 18″ )
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 31 August: Insight: The Realities of Auckland
In the second part of this Insight mini- series looking at election issues, we tackle what the political party policies mean for Auckland.
Radio New Zealand’s Auckland Correspondent, Todd Niall and Pacific Issues Correspondent Karen Mangnall investigate how the key issues facing the country's biggest city are affecting both those doing well and those struggling.
Housing- from the perspective of someone living in a car through to the professional property investor. Employment – the city has high jobless rates among its young , despite improving headline employment data.
Insight also looks at the relationship between Auckland's Council and central Government and how that affects the way problems are tackled.
8:12 am Sunday 7 September: Insight: Sparking the Youth Vote
Photo: The Wireless/Levi Brinsdon-Hall II
There’s an unprecedented number of campaigns aiming to get out the youth vote for this year’s election.
But four weeks out from polling day, more than 100,000 people under 25 were not enrolled to vote.
Is it apathy or something else stopping them from engaging?
Megan Whelan and Elle Hunt from The Wireless investigate.