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Social Model Needed to Combat Suicide

Monday, 12 October 2015, 5:21 pm | CASPER

12 October 2015 - Suicide prevention organisation CASPER is deeply saddened by figures released this year outlining that New Zealand have the highest ever incidences of suicide. More >>

Government Has Created the Perfect Recipe for Suicide

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:17 am | CASPER

Government Has Created the Perfect Recipe for Suicide The release this week of statistics showing the highest rate of suicide since records began should come as no surprise to the NZ government. CASPER has repeatedly warned politicians that this country’s ... More >>

Time NZ Got Serious About Suicide Prevention

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:37 am | CASPER

Suicide prevention charity CASPER believes the key message from the release of today’s suicide statistics is that its time New Zealand woke up and got serious about preventing suicide. More >>

CASPER Claims Credit for Decrease in Youth, Maori Suicides

Monday, 26 August 2013, 4:44 pm | CASPER

26 August 2013 - CASPER’s tireless focus on providing families and communities with the knowledge and tools to prevent suicide has resulted in a drop in suicides for youth and Maori In figures released by the Chief Coroner today. More >>

CASPER Backs Government’s Cyber Bullying Proposal

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 5:18 pm | CASPER

4 April 2013 - CEO of CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education and Research) Maria Bradshaw has experienced first-hand the impact of cyber bullying. Her teenage son committed suicide with cyber bullying being one of the contributing ... More >>

Casper Haka4Life: Nationwide mass Haka on Waitangi Day

Monday, 4 February 2013, 2:25 pm | CASPER

Media Release 04 Feb 2013 Casper Haka4Life: A mass Haka taking place Nationwide on Waitangi Day This Waitangi Day (Wednesday 6th February), Kiwis around the nation will break the silence surrounding Youth Suicide, to take part in a nationwide Haka. More >>

Breaking the silence around the epidemic of Youth Suicide

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 9:09 am | CASPER

Suicide statistics in NZ are staggering. The current silence and shame that surrounds suicide and the social issues that contribute to suicide is deafening and our voices, individually and collectively, are being called to speak the truth, reveal misinformation, ... More >>

Ministry of Health Encourages Casual Attitude to Suicide

Friday, 17 August 2012, 6:44 pm | CASPER

Suicide Prevention group CASPER has criticised the report on suicide released by the Ministry of Health yesterday. More >>

Dunne Refuses to Provide Evidence

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 6:49 pm | CASPER

The release today of an analysis of submissions on the guidelines for media reporting of suicide shows a number of submitters questioned the fact no evidence is provided or research cited to support the new rules. In response to these submissions, the ... More >>

CASPER joins forces with Mike Pero

Friday, 9 December 2011, 9:48 am | CASPER

Suicide Prevention Group CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education & Research) has signed a sponsorship deal with Mike Pero Real Estate and Mike Pero Mortgages, which represents $1 million in value to the organisation. The deal ... More >>

CASPER Presents Suicide Prevention Strategy to PM

Monday, 19 September 2011, 9:24 am | CASPER

A group of families bereaved by suicide, supporters from the community of Kawerau who CASPER has supported and a GP met with the Prime Minister yesterday to present their alternative to the government’s current suicide prevention strategy. More >>

Time For Action On Suicide Prevention

Saturday, 27 August 2011, 9:58 am | CASPER

Suicide Prevention Group CASPER says the time for the Prime Minister to take real and urgent action on suicide is now, not when another 140 people have killed themselves between now and the election. Two people will kill themselves today. Another two ... More >>

Mental Health System Creates Welfare Dependence and Suicide

Thursday, 25 August 2011, 1:40 pm | CASPER

Suicide Prevention group CASPER is highlighting the contribution the mental health system makes to illness, disability, welfare dependence and suicide in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day. More >>

World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, 5 August 2011, 5:07 pm | CASPER

CASPER, a group of families who have lost loved ones to suicide, is planning a series of events to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10. The first event on September 2nd is a presentation of international research on the links between antidepressants ... More >>

Suicide Prevention Group Calls for Royal Commission

Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:53 pm | CASPER

CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education & Research) is renewing its calls for a Royal Commission into youth suicide in New Zealand. New Zealand has the highest rate of youth suicide in the OECD, twice the rate of the US and Australia ... More >>

Dunne Excludes Families from Suicide Meeting

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 10:38 am | CASPER

A group representing almost 500 families affected by suicide is angry that Minister of Suicide Prevention, Peter Dunne, has excluded them from a meeting to discuss changes to guidelines on media reporting of suicide. More >>

Cloudy Williams Inquest

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 10:32 am | CASPER

Nearly three years after her death, an inquest for Cloudy Williams will be held in the Whangarei District Court on 15 December 2010. More >>

Serious & Sentinel Reports and Suicide

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 4:55 pm | CASPER

Support group for families bereaved by suicide CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education and Research) is angry at the casual way in which the steep rise in suicides of those under the care of DHBs is being treated. More >>




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