NEW WEB­SITE

The Bay Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE -

The Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion has launched a new web­site, Af­ter a Sui­cide, of­fer­ing friends, whanau and fam­ily prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion and guid­ance af­ter a loved one or some­one close to them dies by sui­cide. ’’A death by sui­cide is sud­den, shock­ing and trau­matic for the peo­ple left be­hind. The first days can seem like a blur. There is a lot of in­for­ma­tion to take in, dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions to make and peo­ple may have many ques­tions,’’ MHF chief ex­ec­u­tive Shaun Robin­son says. ‘‘We hope this web­site will help.’’ The web­site in­cludes in­for­ma­tion about what to do when you first hear about a sui­cide, of­fi­cial pro­cesses and peo­ple in­volved, look­ing af­ter your­self and oth­ers and get­ting help and sup­port. The Af­ter a Sui­cide web­site is run by the Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion on be­half of the Min­istry of Health. Visit af­tera­sui­cide.nz/

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