Heightened suicide risk in vulnerable populations
Published by Auckland and Waitematā DHBs on 2/12/2021 3:52:47 PM.
A 12-year-old female from a North Shore intermediate school died from suspected suicide on Wednesday 1 December.
The fast dissemination of this kind of news via social media adds to the risk of contagion and further suicide attempts by vulnerable young people.
Please keep this in mind during your daily dealings with patients of this demographic and follow normal referral processes to mental health services where appropriate.
For non-acute situations, consider using the Need to Talk option – free call or text 1737.
See: HealthPathways - Suicide Prevention in Youth and Youth Mental Health Counselling and Therapy
Please send feedback to:
Waitematā DHB - firstname.lastname@example.org
Auckland DHB - MButcher@adhb.govt.nz
Please send feedback to Mirsad.Begic@waitematadhb.govt.nz.