Suicide safety net un­der threat from lack of funds

The Dominion Post - - Politics-News -

Rev­e­la­tions that Life­line Aotearoa has only enough money to run for one more year are an­other blow to the al­ready strained men­tal health sys­tem, Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague said. Life­line Aotearoa pro­vides free 24/7 men­tal health as­sis­tance through phone lines 0800 Life­line, 0508 Tau­toko (a suicide cri­sis line), and 0800 Kid­sline. Hague said the health sys­tem was al­ready palm­ing peo­ple off on the 0800 ser­vices and if Life­line went un­der a sig­nif­i­cant safety net would be gone.

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