Saturday, December 13, 2008

Suicide levels among males still three times female rate

I have no doubts that a direct correlation exists between falsely accused fathers confronted by the overwhelming viciousness from the Family Court and the increase in male suicide rates. Many bewildered fathers are forced clients of the unlawful gender discrimination that runs amuck in the out of control feminist Court. Surely Judge Boshier must be concerned at the numbers? Does he care? What a shame that good fathers are destroyed by a hateful gender bias Court of hell. How many funerals will I attend next year? So sad watching the children when dad is gone. They don't understand about the orchestrated evil of the slimy/sinister system that helped kill dad!

Suicide levels among males still three times female rate
The Press | Saturday, 13 December 2008

New Zealand's suicide death rate is well down on its 1998 peak but has not dropped any further since 2005, statistics show.

In 2006, the latest year for which figures are available, 524 people died by suicide of which 386 were male.

The male suicide rate continued to be almost three times the rate of the female rate, or almost four times the rate among those aged 15-24 years, the Ministry of Health said.

Those with particularly high rates were aged 15-29 years, along with Maori and those living in the most deprived parts of the country.

In the 10 years between 1996 and 2006, the suicide rate for men aged 20-29 years dropped by 40 per cent, with a 31% decrease reported in suicide among youth aged 15-24.

The rate of 12.2 suicide deaths per 100,000 population was a 19% decrease on the rate in 1998.

The rate of self-harm hospitalisation has also declined by 19% since 1996.

"It's pleasing to see the numbers trending downwards across several categories, especially in the traditionally high-risk group of males aged 20-29," said Janice Wilson, Health Ministry deputy director-general population health.

"However, it's obvious there's plenty more to do, with suicide rates for Maori, youth and those from more deprived areas still far too high."

In March, the government announced the release of the New Zealand Suicide Action Plan 2008-2012.

The Suicide Action Plan outlined a detailed programme of action to reduce the rates of suicide and suicide attempt in New Zealand.

Depression was the single biggest risk factor for suicide, and many men remained undiagnosed, according to Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand (Spinz), a service of the Mental Health Foundation.

"Reaching people, especially men, with information encouraging them to seek help is essential, as well as ensuring that mental health services are truly responsive," said Spinz director Merryn Statham.NZPA

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