Mike King's reason for the high suicide rates in NZ

Si & Gary 03/05/2017

The popular Netflix TV show '13 Reasons Why' has been highly controversial over the way it has handled teen suicide. Si & Gary caught up with well known Kiwi Mike King to get an insight into what's behind the high rates of suicide in NZ.

King's thoughts on what is one of the main reasons for the high teen suicide rate in NZ is incredibly powerful and eye-opening.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, call:

  • Lifeline on 0800 543 354
  • Suicide Prevention Helpline on 0508 828 865
  • Youthline on 0800 376 633, text 234 between 8am and midnight or email talk@youthline.co.nz
  • 0800 WHATSUP (9428787) children's helpline between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and 3pm to 10pm on weekends; online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm each day on the whatsup website.
  • Kidsline 24/7 on 0800 543 754 for children aged five to 18. A Kidsline buddy will be available between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays.

You can hear Si & Gary's full interview with Mike King below...