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Youth Distress and Suicidal Thoughts w/ Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation: November 24th, 2022

Youth Distress and Suicidal Thoughts w/ Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation: November 24th, 2022

Youth Distress and Suicidal Thoughts w/ Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation: November 24th, 2022 Youth Distress and Suicidal Thoughts w/ Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation: November 24th, 2022, 28.8 MB
Thursday, November 24, 2022

A brief warning that this story contains multiple mentions of suicide.

A new Ipsos study has revealed that three quarters of New Zealands youth has experienced immense mental distress and fourty percent have seriously considered self harm or suicide over the past year.

This issue isn’t only taking place for young people, though - 61% of  people between the ages of 35 and 49 said they were stressed to the point they couldn’t cope, and 30% reported feeling suicidal. 

 

With Aotearoa holding one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world, the mental health foundation sez that the current system is in crisis, and urgent action needs to be taken.

Liam Hansen spoke to the MHF CEO, Shaun Robinson, about the Ipsos survey and what needs to change in Aotearoa to improve our suicide rates.