NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration
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 2 June: Insight (Best Documentary 2013) Weight Loss Surgery – Worth the Cost ?
The final slice of special government funding for bariatric, or weight loss, surgery will be paid out at the end of this year.
In this Insight documentary, first played last September, that won Best Documentary or Feature at this Year’s Radio Awards, Philippa Tolley asks what has been achieved with the $2m a year dedicated to stomach reducing operations since 2010 and can it be continued?