27 Aug 2019

Suicide prevention: Experts say more money and clear plan needed

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 27 August 2019

Mental health experts are telling the government that it has got to come up with more money and a clear plan to help bring down the country's suicide rate.

Latest figures show the number of suicides rose for the fifth consecutive year to a record 685 deaths.

The Health Minister says a Suicide Prevention Strategy will be released in the coming couple of weeks. Harry Lock reports.