FROM THE EDITOR
Sunday’s World Suicide Prevention Day event in The Square is going to have impact and should be felt city-wide.
Hundreds of shoes laid out in front of the city’s clock tower will represent more than 600 people who have died by suicide in the past year in New Zealand.
Each pair of shoes will serve to truly visualise those lives and that the paths these lives walked sadly ended.
The discussion on suicide has long been a difficult topic to talk about, but more and more I’m seeing effective campaigns like this and more talk and action on the subject.
But we can’t keep it to just worldwide awareness days. We need to keep the momentum going and make sure we make mental health discussions the norm in our own lives and those of our family and friends.
- Lisa Houston