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New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016

Ministry of Health; New Zealand Country Resources Suicide Prevention New Zealand May 2013 Policy document harm reduction, plan, prevention

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This New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016 builds on the advances made. It contains new initiatives and significant improvements to existing services in 30 actions, designed to help reduce suicide and the harm that suicide causes. A key feature of the new plan is a stronger focus on supporting families and communities, and helping them to prevent suicide. Those who are closest to people who are struggling are often in the best position to know when something is wrong and to seek help. The plan improves access to important training and information for families and communities on how to help their loved ones who are in distress. The plan also expands the range and accessibility of support for those bereaved through suicide.

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