A call for a solution to suicide

By Online News - Rereātea

Political candidates and MPs met with families affected by suicide where they were confronted with the devastating stories of lost loved ones and those who were left behind.

606 empty pairs of shoes representing those who died from suicide were laid out between the groups and those affected pushed the call for an urgent review of the mental health system.

Many families spoke of the difficulty they faced in reaching out for help and urged the government to bolster the preventative resources for families dealing with mental health issues.