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Posted on 15 November, 2019

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

The government in June stated that there was no action plan on reducing numbers or creating a target of reduction. We are still on the rise. Please we come together on this and sign my petition to help make the change we so desperately need. 

 

Mental Health First Aid has been around for 10 years yet it is not widely known or utilized.  How it works is below

 

1) It teaches people how to notice if someone might becoming mental unwell

 

2) How to have that korero with them confidently to ask if they're thinking of suicide

 

3) What steps then to make them safe

 

4) Where to next to see help 

 

5) How to support that person 

 

We need to teach this to everyone now so it becomes second nature to the next generation. This is not a fix but a piece of the koru to new beginnings and new ways. Any step forward on this is a step in the right direction. 

 

Arohanui 

 

Chad Heberley   

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_92802/petition-of-chad-heberley-a-type-of-mental-health-first