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Suicide Prevention Web Series

Skylight partnered with Film for Change Aotearoa and Te Puni Kōkiri to make a web series for suicide prevention focusing on building resilience by rangatahi for rangatahi to help other rangatahi develop resilience and contribute towards suicide prevention.

It features rangatahi Māori including takatāpui sharing stories of how they have survived suicide or had a personal loss of a friend or whānau member to suicide, and what helps them get through the tough times.

Aotearoa has the highest rate of rangatahi suicide in the world. More than one third of the 130 Māori suicides recorded for 2016/17 were rangatahi Māori aged 10-24 years. Each year, the rate of rangatahi suicide consistently equates to double that of non-Māori youth.

The suicide mortality review committee’s 2016 review of rangatahi Māori suicide deaths found that issues surrounding sexuality were significant in 7.2% of all deaths by suicide of rangatahi Māori aged 15-24 years between 2007 and 2011. 

You can watch the web series here

The personal experiences shared in the webisodes may be disturbing for some viewers as they talk about suicide. If you find watching them is upsetting, please reach out and talk to someone.

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