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Statistics show sharp rise in number of suicides

first_imgNewsHub 24 August 2018There has been a sharp increase in the number of people committing suicide, new statistics show.The coroner revealed on Friday 668 people died by suspected suicide from July 2017-June 2018. It’s the fourth year in a row the number has increased, and 10 percent more than the previous year’s figure of 606.“It’s a tragedy to see the number of self-inflicted deaths increase again,” said chief coroner Judge Deborah Marshall.“We need to keep talking about how to recognise the signs that someone may want to take their own life. If someone expresses thoughts and feelings about suicide, take them seriously.”The Mental Health Foundation said in a statement it is “deeply saddened” by the increase. It said Māori continue to be disproportionately represented in the statistics.“Today we will take some time to reflect on the loss of each person who died by suicide this year,” MHF chief executive Shaun Robinson says.“I know from my own experience that these are deeply personal tragedies and my deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to all those who have lost someone to suicide.“If you know someone who is grieving, reach out to them today. Check in and ask how they are and how you can help. News like this can be especially overwhelming if you have recently lost someone to suicide.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/08/statistics-show-sharp-rise-in-number-of-suicides.htmllast_img read more

Wellington Golf Club has new U.S. Golf Flags during Memorial Day weekend

first_imgU.S. Golf Flags on the golf course. Sumner Newscow report — It might not be an ideal weekend for Memorial Day golf. But if you are driving along U.S. 160 take a gander at the U.S. Golf Flags at the Wellington course.These special flags are in honor of the U.S. Veterans who served our country. Derek Harrison, Wellington golf pro, said the flags will be used only on special occasions like Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and on Veteran’s Day.The patriotic gesture probably didn’t help anyone’s golf game, but most would agree it’s a nice touch and salute to our servicemen.  Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago I think that’s great that they want to show their support like that. But I’m not sure how many times I’ve seen people golfing and just lay the normal flags on the ground while taking a shot. Of course, this is a “no-no” with the Stars and Stripes. I hope the golfers this weekend have more respect for the US flag than they do the normal golf flags. Report Reply 3 replies · active 324 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 324 weeks ago The group in the picture notwithstanding. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago Obviously done the right way in the picture, Ted. And the fact I have at least two “thumbs down” tells me what some people think of the flag. Which is pretty much a reflection of what they think of veterans. Stay classy, Wellington. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 324 weeks ago ” the fact I have at least two “thumbs down” tells me what some people think of the flag. ” Sure. Let’s go with that. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Crusader pride · 324 weeks ago JustMe are you serious….Wellington does Memorial Weekend like very few small towns. The Avenue of Flags is awesome. The fact that the Golf Course chose to celebrate this great holiday is even more of what Wellington is all about. The fact that you got on here an assumed that the flag would just be thrown around is what people are giving the thumbs down for…I seen several players either just put with the pin in or took turns holding the flag. Maybe you shouldn’t look for the negative in everything….. Report Reply 1 reply · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago Mr. Pride, I’ve reread my post several times and don’t see anything negative in it. Only a “hope” that they treat the flag with more respect than the normal golf flags. My first sentence even gave them “props” for doing it. Maybe you shouldn’t just look for the negative in my posts. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more