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Other Suicide Prevention Resources

The Butterfly DiariesThere is a heap of information out there to help people understand suicide and how to support someone who is suicidal.

Here we have collected together just a few of the information resources that are available to help you get informed and be part of the change.

If you are looking for information about support options, visit The Community Resources Directory for details on helplines, crisis teams, support services and more.

 

Caring for Someone who is Suicidal

by Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand 

This video discusses ways that family members and friends can help when people come home after treatment for a suicide attempt. This video is part of a series, which you can watch online. It is also available on DVD.

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Depression Part Two: A Personal Perspective of Being Suicidal

by Hyperbole and a Half

This blog article and its accompanying illustrations offer another creative way of sharing the experience of being suicidal and trying to talk about it.

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How to Start the Conversation

by Lifeline Aotearoa 

Here you will find conversation starters you can use if you’re concerned someone you know may be thinking of suicide.  Read the information and watch then share the videos.

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Missing Persons and Suicide

by The NZ Police

Unfortunately a number of people who go missing do so with the intention of committing suicide. Often there is a clear indication that the person intends to take their own life. For example, they may have left a suicide note. In some cases it may be difficult to determine whether the missing person has gone to commit suicide or has simply gone off to ‘think things through’ or be alone for a while. This resource includes information about how to assess risk.

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Responding to People at Risk of Suicide

by Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand

This resource provides organisations and individuals with easily accessible information about appropriate responses to managing suicide and self harm. You can download the resource as a PDF, order a free print copy or read it online.

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Responding to a Student at Risk of Suicide or Self-harm

by The Ministry of Education 

School based recognition of students in distress has been shown to be effective in providing assistance for young people who are at risk of suicidal behaviours. Recognition and support can be provided by all staff.

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Storyteller Tips for Supporting Someone who is Suicidal

by Engage Aotearoa

This resource is a collection of tips for supporters from four people who have survived the experience of being suicidal. Their stories were written by creative writers and are available inThe Butterfly Diaries Vol 1.

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Suicide Myths

by Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand

This resource exposes the truth behind the most common and dangerous assumptions about suicide and suicide attempts, and what you can do to make a difference. Watch the video or read the transcript.

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Surviving Suicidal Urges

by Engage Aotearoa

This resource shares tips from four Kiwis who have survived the experience of being suicidal and are now glad to be living their lives. Their recovery stories are shared in The Butterfly Diaries Vol  1.

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