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The Butterfly Diaries

The 10th of September was World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s common to have suicidal thoughts. Engage wants to get people talking about how to survive suicidal thoughts and safely support the people they care about. The Butterfly Diaries is part of a mission to make it okay to talk and easier to find help. Engage has a big box of books waiting to be posted out right now.

The Butterfly Diaries is a creative book project sharing stories of hope and transformation from people who have made it through the experience of being suicidal.

Visit the Butterfly Diaries Page.

Or if you want to support our work, click here to make a donation to Engage Aotearoa.

Take it from Us | World Suicide Prevention Day | 10 Sep 2013

For World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday September 10, Take It From Us brings listeners an in-depth interview with CASPER chief executive, Maria Bradshaw, on what’s working in suicide prevention, and how CASPER has helped lower suicide statistics for youth, and especially Maori youth. Yet her main message is much more still needs to be done.

Take It From Us Tuesday September 10 @ 12.30pm PlanetFM104.6 or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Catch up on the last four shows online: www.likeminds.org.nz

And don’t forget our new Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type take it from us in the search box; our email is takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

Registrations Open for Free Suicide Prevention Webinar on 10 Sep 2012

Registrations are now open for the SPINZ World Suicide Prevention Day event this year: a live online webinar, on the topic “Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope”.

Researchers Professor G Luke Larkin and Dr Annette Beautrais from the University of Auckland will discuss international evidence and national examples of approaches to strengthen protective factors that can reduce vulnerability to suicide and strengthen resilience.

They will discuss protective factors within the framework of micro, meso and macro-level suicide prevention, giving examples of what can be done at individual, community and government levels to make a difference.

The presentation will be held as a webinar – a live online seminar that allows the presenters to interact with an audience. For those unable to attend the live event, it will also be recorded for later viewing on the SPINZ website.

Attendance at the webinar is free – you can register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8L27NXF.

Once registered, you will be sent a link to a website where you can view the presentation at the time of broadcast – 2pm on Monday 10 September. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters by email before the session, or through Twitter during the webinar.