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

Ministry of Health:

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand:

Casper - Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education and Research:


Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 28 September: Insight: Fiji - Life After Military Rule

Fiji First Leader Frank Bainimarama addressing rallyFiji First Leader, Frank Bainimarama

The people of Fiji have elected Frank Bainimarama as their new Prime Minister, nearly eight years after he ousted the last democratic government in a military coup. During that time, Fiji's economy slumped, it's human rights record was questioned and it was subject to sanctions from the international community. Philippa Tolley was in Fiji to cover the elections and in this Insight asks how the country is faring and what the future might hold now that it has stepped over the democratic threshold and successfully held elections?