New Zealand assisted suicide bill would undermine suicide prevention

Posted August 29, 2017 7:07 am by Alex Schadenberg

New Zealand assisted suicide bill would undermine suicide prevention

Press Release – Monday August 28, 2017David Seymour’s Bill would undermine suicide preventionThe number of suicide deaths in New Zealand have increased for the third year in a row. The provisional suicide statistics released today show:606 people died by suicide in the 12 months to June 2017 – almost twice the road toll (363 for the 12 months to 28 August).Males are represented in about three-quarters of suicide deaths.The highest number of suicide deaths are among 20 – 24 year-olds.Maori continue to have the highest suicide rate of all ethnic groups.“It is concerning that there is an assisted suicide bill

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