Inglorious land of hopelessness, helplessness and despair (Take 2)
Posted by te2ataria on August 26, 2016
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No future for many young Kiwis: Six suspected suicides in Kaitaia since mid-May, five recently
Kaitaia township is the last major settlement on the way to the Far North. Many in the small community of about 5,000 feel “there is no future”.
“There are feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. There are feeling that there is no future … People are fighting for their lives”, says community leader Ricky Houghton.
The community is struggling with feelings of blame after deaths of the six, aged between 17 and 25, Houghton says.
“Kaitaia is known as the murder capital of New Zealand and locals desperately don’t want to add ‘suicide capital’ to the mantle,” said a report.
[The blog begs to differ. Auckland is the murder capital of New Zealand. Moderator B.]
- Inglorious land of helplessness, hopelessness and despair
- All is well in New Zealand: Police confirm 5 sudden deaths in Kaitaia
- Why so many people die mysteriously in New Zealand?
Links to external reports:
- Suicide and mental health: NZ’s quiet crisis
- The story of one woman, a suicide note, and blind justice
- Attempted suicide rates highest in Canterbury, twice as many as Auckland
- Grieving mum speaks out about son’s apparent suicide
- ‘Lessons I learned from my son’s suicide’
- Let’s talk about suicide
- The 10 lessons I learned after my young son killed himself
- Suicide toll reaches highest rates since records kept
- West Coast residents ‘sick of burying people’ after suspected suicides
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