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Suicide Resources


The LowDown
The Lowdown is part of a national public health campaign (the National Depression Initiative) and has been created to reduce the impact of depression on the lives of New Zealanders, as well as being a component of the New Zealand Government’s approach to suicide prevention.

The Lowdown aims to help young people recognise and understand depression. This site encourages and enables them to seek appropriate help, or puts them in touch with trained professionals. Through encouraging early treatment of depression the NDI intends to reduce the impact depression has on the lives of young New Zealanders, now and throughout their adult lives.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand  
The Mental Health Foundation's work focuses on making mental health everybody's business.  What we do is diverse and expansive, with campaigns and services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to mental health, promoting what we know makes and keeps people mentally well.  We provide free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whanau and friends.

We support people facing any kind of tough life situation - whatever the cause and whatever their age. We also assist those wanting to help them.

Le Va
Traditionally, for Pasifika people, sacred relationships exist between people, as well as between people and the environment, ancestors and the heavens. To nurture the va is to respect and maintain the sacred space, harmony and balance within relationships.

In spirit, we work with those delivering mental health, disability, addictions, public health, suicide prevention, violence prevention, primary prevention and general health and wellbeing services to develop flourishing Pasifika communities who are reaching their full potential.

We believe that the solutions lie within our own communities, so that’s where you’ll find us. We walk alongside churches, sports clubs, education centres and relevant groups with large Pasifika populations to ensure the right knowledge, skills and information is reaching the right people at the right time.

Te Rau Matatini
Waka Hourua; working together in our hapori communities to prevent suicide.

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand

We provide a national suicide prevention information service that aims to improve New Zealanders' understanding of suicide prevention and increase their capacity to help, by providing high quality information and resources. Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand is provided by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, under contract to the Ministry of Health.

  • Breaking the silence : New Zealanders talk about suicide. Author: Moir, Lorraine.   Imprint: Nelson, N.Z.: Craig Potton Pub., c2001. Classification: HV 6543 M7136 2001   
  • Death without warning : Information and support after an unexpected death. Author: Ewart, Lynne.  Skylight (Organization)  2nd ed.   Imprint: Wellington South, N.Z.: Skylight, 2008.  Classification: HQ 1073.5 E845 2008   
  • Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents. Author: Miller, Alec L.   Imprint: New York: Guilford Press, c2007. Classification: WS 463 M6468d 2007   
  • Last words : approaches to death in New Zealand's cultures and faiths.  Author: Schwass, Margot.   Company: Funeral Directors' Association of New Zealand.    Imprint: Wellington, N.Z.: Bridget Williams Books with the Funeral Directors Association of N.Z., 2005. Classification: BF 789 L349 2005   
  • Suicide survivor's handbook : a guide to the bereaved and those who wish to help them. Author: Carlson, Trudy   Imprint: Duluth, Minn.: Benline Press, 1995. Classification: HV 6543 C37 1995   
  • What happens next?! : support and information for parents, caregivers and family/whanau of young people who have a mental illness. Author: Lyons, Wendy.  Skylight (Organization)   Imprint: Wellington, N.Z.: Skylight, c2008. Classification: WS 462 L992 2008   

Additional books dealing with grief

  • Coping with grief Author: McKissock, Mal. Edition: 3rd ed. Imprint: Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995.  Classification: BF 575.G7 M158 1995  
  • Good grief : a constructive approach to the problem of loss  Author: Westberg, Granger E  Imprint: Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982  Classification: WM 55 Wes 1982   
  • Love and loss : the roots of grief and its complications  Author: Parkes, Colin Murray.  Imprint: Hove, East Sussex :  New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2006.  Classification: WM 460.5.O2 P2451 2006   
  • Grief counselling and grief therapy : a handbook for the mental health practitioner  Author: Worden, J. William (James William)  Edition: 3rd ed.  Imprint: Hove, East Sussex: Routledge, 2003.  Classification: WM 55 W9249 2003  Reprinted 2005 and 2006.
  • Grief and loss across the lifespan : a biopsychosocial perspective.  Author: Walter, Carolyn Ambler.  Imprint: New York: Springer, c2009.  Classification: BF 575.G7 W231 2009   
  • On children and death  Author: Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth  Imprint: New York: Macmillan, 1983  Classification: WS 200 K935 1983  
  • Recovery from loss : a personalized guide to the grieving process  Author: Tagliaferre, Lewis  Imprint: Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1990  Classification: WB 310 T34 1990   
  • Supporting bereaved and dying children and their parents  Author: Herbert, Martin  Imprint: Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research, 1997  Classification: WS 350.6 P37 1997 no. 10  

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