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Kia ora,

Hi it’s nice to be back at work af­ter a week off on hol­i­day with my chil­dren.

And I’m glad I’m back to talk about a topic that’s very close to my heart- sui­cide.

As you’ll see on the front page and read on page 4, the num­ber of peo­ple tak­ing their own lives in this coun­try in on the in­crease.

My brother com­mit­ted sui­cide 15 years ago, leav­ing four chil­dren be­hind, so I know first­hand the im­pact such a de­ci­sion can have.

I’ve al­ways been open to talking to peo­ple about his death.

He was suf­fer­ing and thought he had no way out and no one to turn to. It’s a feel­ing not unique to him. We need to stand up, lis­ten and talk about sui­cide, be­cause keep­ing quiet isn’t work­ing.

Those who feel­ing they have no other op­tion but to take their own lives need to know there’s peo­ple out there will­ing to help, that won’t judge them for their thoughts.

Let’s work to­gether to find a so­lu­tion.

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