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Suicide Prevention in NZ Newsletter for May 2012

The latest issue of the SPINZ Newsletter is now available in PDF or web page format. They bring you a variety of articles that will appeal to a range of people working or interested in suicide prevention, as well as an article aimed at assisting the media with its reporting of suicide.

Links in this contents list take you to the web pages:

Always something better round the corner – Kurt didn’t grow up in an idyllic family setting – he offers insight into how to turn your life around when things aren’t so rosy.

Making suicide support sites more visible – Pro-suicide websites show up more commonly than support sites for people searching the net for suicide information. A group of Wellington researchers suggests ways to turn this around.

When a colleague takes his own life... – Radio host Mike Puru talks on video about the day he lost his colleague to suicide and how he and his colleagues dealt with the fallout.

Empowering rangatahi, strengthening communities – Michael Naera listens to what communities need, and helps them build on their strengths. Find out how he and Kia Piki te Ora are doing this for communities across the Lakes District and beyond.

Preventing suicide: it begins with you – Lifeline urges people to take its ASIST first aid course in suicide prevention.

Go, Think, Stop: a quick guide for reporters – We introduce the media to a simple “traffic light” guide for reporting on suicide

Latest suicide facts released – Take a quick look at the latest official New Zealand suicide statistics.

New books & research – A selection of the latest research and books available from the Mental Health Foundation’s Resource & Information Service.

Mauri ora
Moira Clunie and Witi Ashby
Suicide Prevention Information Development Manager and Development Manager Māori
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

‘How Do We Talk About Suicide’ Conference Footage Now Online

The sessions and keynote speeches from this year’s “How Do We Talk About Suicide?” conference from SPINZ are now online to view along with transcripts.

Over 400 people attended this year’s suicide prevention conference, the largest attendance ever for a SPINZ event, and the project hopes to reach an even wider audience with these online recordings.

Those who attended the conference were asked to fill in an evaluation in order to help SPINZ make improvements for future events.

If you have time, they would also like those of you who either watched the live stream or have viewed the online recordings to fill in an evaluation.  You can find the link for that here.