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    Almost $400k available from Gumboot Friday for children’s counselling over Christmas

    The funds donated to Gumboot Friday earlier this year is making $395,880 available for counselling to help New Zealand children manage their way through Christmas and New Year.

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    Nehe Milner-Skudder is ready to tackle suicide

    Former All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder has had the worst year in his rugby playing career. Having not taken the field in 2019 because of ongoing injury woes, the international winger says he has had to contend with uncertainty and has experienced some very dark times. After finding his feet again Milner-Skudder is now an ambassador for 'Head First' the NZRU's approach to the fight against suicide. The NZRU also teamed up with the government to launch the first ever Suicide Prevention Office. 

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    Shocking suicide rates for Māori men

    Dr Keri Lawson Te Aho of Otago University who specialises in suicide says colonisation dating back to the 1700's has been a major contributor to suicide rates among Māori. This comes as the latest Ministry of Health figures show that suicide within Māori men has doubled those of non-Māori men since 2016. 

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    1,500 'Doctors Say No' to End of Life Choice Bill

    An open letter from doctors opposing euthanasia has recently received its 1,500th signature. The 'Doctors Say No' letter is aiming to vote down the End of Life Choice Bill. This comes after Act Party leader David Seymour successfully narrowed the bill to only allow assisted dying for terminal patients. 

  5. Video for “Crying is better than dying” - Gym hosts play tackling suicide
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    “Crying is better than dying”- Gym hosts play tackling suicide

    Ludus Magnus is a gym where people go to work out - not to watch theatre. But actor Rob Mokaraka says the fitness centre was the perfect venue to perform his play, which tackles our country’s suicide epidemic.

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    Youth Parliament join the fight against suicide

    Eighty-four young New Zealanders between the ages of 10 and 19 died by suicide in the 2018 - 2019 period. Eleven of them were under the age of 15.  These damaging results has lead Tauranga's youth parliament member Moana Anaru Palmer to support the standardised mental health check-ups that's looks to lessen the number of youth suffering from depression. 

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    Māori suicide prevention experts divided over Govt strategy

    In the year to June 30, 685 people died by suicide - 17 more than in the previous year. Minister Jacinda Ardern says this needs to change.  Today, the government announced it will establish a Suicide Prevention Office to coordinate action in an attempt to reduce New Zealand's high rate of suicide. The office aims to provide central leadership and better coordination of suicide prevention work.  However some say there isn't a strategy specifically for Māori, hence why some Māori suicide prevention experts are divided over the strategy.  

  8. Video for Boxer to break world record to raise awareness about mental health
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    Boxer to break world record to raise awareness about mental health

    Albie Roebeck is preparing to break a Guinness World Record of the Longest Punchbag Marathon to raise awareness about mental health.

  9. Video for Treating suicide as mental illness "will not work” - Baker
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    Treating suicide as mental illness "will not work”- Baker

    Dr Maria Baker, CEO of 'TE RAU ORA' says that a more community-based approach is needed in order to see a decrease of deaths by suicide among Māori and Pasifika. 

  10. Video for Kōrerobro - Raising awareness around Māori male suicide
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    Kōrerobro- Raising awareness around Māori male suicide

    Dozens of Māori across the country are joining a movement that seeks to raise awareness around suicide prevention among Māori males.

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