25 May 2014

John Weaver - Suicide Beyond Depression

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 25 May 2014

John WeaverJohn Weaver (right) has carried out one of the most comprehensive reviews of suicides in New Zealand after examining over 12,000 coroners’ reports from throughout the last century – 1900 to 2000. John Weaver wants to see a wider and more long-term view of suicide prevention, urging people to look beyond depression as the main cause of suicide – and to begin addressing some of the wider impacts of society.
Wallace talks to Professor Weaver, from McMaster University, Ontario, about his new book, Sorrows of a Century, published by Bridget Williams Books.