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Nga Mea Ora Katoa: Every Life Matters

Nga Mea Ora Katoa: Every Life Matters

This week we had the privilege of meeting  Carla na Nagara in her new role as the Director of Suicide Prevention Office (Ministry of Health).  Carla brings a depth of experience and wisdom to this role, also as a Coroner, who was recognised for her dedication to...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

“He kokonga ngākau e kore e kitea” September the 10 each year marks International World Suicide Prevention Day.  A time to reflect,  a time for remembrance,  a time to reach out to others. Just before the exciting All Blacks vs Tonga game started on Saturday; the...

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He Ora Pai: We deserve to live a good life!

He Ora Pai: We deserve to live a good life!

Consistently, young people, males and Māori have experienced disproportionately high rates of suicide in Aotearoa since these losses have been counted. For Māori, the loss to suicide has affected many whānau, with  losses amongst our youth and young adults, in both...

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It just takes someone to reach out

It just takes someone to reach out

Waiata are powerful medium to express how we are feeling, it is one of the most creative and often spiritual methods of sharing stories and giving messages. Two years ago, Maimoa created this beautiful bilingual waiata, ‘we are human’.  It recognises depression and...

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