26 Aug 2019

New Zealand's record high rate of suicides

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 26 August 2019

Today the latest suicide statistics for New Zealand have been released showing the number of people dying by suicide in the last year has been the highest ever recorded.

There's a sharp increase among teenagers, Maori and Pasifika people.

Karyn speaks with the founding chief executive of Le Va, clinical psychologist Dr Monique Faleafa, about what the statistics show, and the suicide prevention programs her organisation delivers.

Both stand by organisation banner in front of bright wall art

Le Va's Dr Monique Faleafa Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley