Friday, November 16, 2018
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Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99735922/a-growing-emergency-why-are-cops-looking-after-mental-health-patients-in-crisis The statistics are clear. Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year, while 111 calls for the next tier of mental distress rose by 77 per cent between 2009 and 2016. Canterbury experienced the lowest call increase, at 29 per cent, while in the Tasman region

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#Increased #risk #suicide, #linked #sexual #assault

https://t.co/TYTJ9FBqBP— Better Blokes (@BetterBlokesNZ) August 9, 2017 The analysis, reported in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, represents a summary of 40 years of research on the subject. "We compared people who had been sexually assaulted with those who hadn't and found a significant difference in mental health," said Emily Dworkin, who conducted

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Suicide and the Existential Void

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/19/we-have-to-start-talking-about-it-new-zealand-suicide-rates-hit-record-high “Over the last eight years I believe we’ve seen a shift in society’s preparedness to have a more open conversation about suicide, but we are not seeing any movement in what is an unfortunate static annual figure.” Despite millions of dollars of government investment, national advertising campaigns urging people to ask

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Why are our men killing others and themselves?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-zealands-dirty-secret_us_5764756de4b0ed0729a19bcb? Why are our men killing others and themselves? I have some ideas from my eight years as a volunteer Lifeline telephone counsellor. The famous New Zealand rugby player and All Black, Sir John Kirwan, had a strong association with Lifeline, and I was working the phones when his depression/Lifeline advertisements were on

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