Insight for Sunday 23 March 2014
New Zealand is still struggling to reduce one of the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world. In addition, the overall suicide rate has been relatively static for many years.
The Chief Coroner has identified youth suicide and that of the elderly as particular areas of concern.
Megan Whelan from the Wireless asks if more can be done to help people with mental health issues? How easy is the system to navigate, particularly for people who already have a range of needs?
Illustration by Phoebe Morris