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 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.