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 31 August: Insight: The Realities of Auckland

ak city supplied maybe ateedIn 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.

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8:12 am Sunday 7 September: Insight: Sparking the Youth Vote

Gen Zero croppedPhoto: 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.