Topic: Native Affairs

Native Affairs – Why aren’t we talking about Suicide?

By Native Affairs , Oriini Kaipara
  • Auckland

The grim news was delivered today, 579 New Zealanders took their own lives between July 2015 and June this year. It's the same number as the Eketahuna district population. If they all died suddenly - how would we react? We'd be appalled, shocked, horrified. The Government would act. So, why isn't there more of an uproar to the fact 579 kiwis killed themselves? Comedian and Metal health advocate Mike King joins Native Affairs in the studio.

If you are concerned about someone who may need help, contact Lifeline 0800 543 534 or the Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 TAUTOKO.

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