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 29 November: Insight: Obesity Crisis
The obesity crisis is costing the country $1bn a year and threatens to cripple the health system.
Next year, it's predicted to overtake smoking as the country's biggest health issue. One in three adults and one in ten children are obese.
The figure for Maori and Pacific people is much higher.
Sharon Brettkelly explores suggested solutions
8:12 am Sunday 6 December: Insight: Politics and the Public Service
Academics and the union representing public servants worry the Public Service is under increasing political pressure.
They say political advisers in ministerial offices need a clear set of rules to govern their conduct.
Brent Edwards explores the relationship between politicians and government workers.