I’m curious. 

How did we get here? 

We’re living in a country which has just recorded its highest number of reported suicides. And WE HAVE THE HIGHEST YOUTH SUICIDE RATE IN THE WORLD. 

From the Ministry of Health

These statistics were from June 2018 – June 2019, pre-COVID. I’m just taking a guess … I bet the rates are higher for the next round of stats. Anyone wanna bet against me? Anyone?

How deep are we burying our heads in the sand? Clearly suicide is on the rise, and yet we continue to ignore the statistics that tell a chilling story. 

Come on kiwis, we can all do our part here. 

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I have to say, I’m tired of waiting for the government to get moving. The wheels appear to be off that machine. It’s time we all stepped into playing our part. Suicide isn’t something that happens in isolation. It is a reflection of the world we live in.