Through the Mental Health Foundation's information service, we can link you to information about suicide prevention support available. Otherwise, if someone has attempted suicide, or you're worried about their immediate safety, you can do the following:
For more information about supporting yourself or someone else who is suicidal, we have developed a series of online factsheets:
The Mental Health Foundation works alongside a range of other suicide prevention initiatives as part of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016. We also have information on suicide bereavement.
Two well known radio hosts are calling on Kiwi blokes to have courageous conversations with their mates about the hard stuff. The Edge's Jono Pryor and his good mate Bryce Casey from The Rock have worked with the Mental Health Foundation on a suicide prevention video called #yougoodmate, released on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September). If you would like to support the Mental Health Foundation and its #yougoodmate video, text MATE to 2446 for an automatic $3 donation.
Kevin Haunui has always known, from an early age, that he was gay, or Takatāpui*. Now 55, he believes his whānau connections have supported his self-identity and his wellbeing.
Virginia Brooks’ personal experience of losing two family members to suicide has given her an understanding of the emotions people go through following a sudden death and what can help them get through.
Despite having a mild stroke and being asthmatic, Rob Ah Chong is determined to get into the boxing ring to raise awareness and money for the Mental Health Foundation.
The fun-loving guy dressed in the lion suit seems a long way away from suicide now, but Shaun McNeil believes distressing experiences when he was a child triggered his anxiety and depression as an adult – and eventually his attempts to take his own life.
Losing her husband to suicide and facing accusations from his family afterwards, left Megan Gamble grieving, hurt and alone.