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The Mental Health Foundation develops information resources to support people who are worried about their own suicide risk or the suicide risk of someone close to them.
Most people who attempt suicide don’t want to die – they just want their pain to end or can't see another way out of their situation. Support from people who care about them, and connection with their own sense of culture, identity and purpose, can help them to find a way through.
Through the Mental Health Foundation's information service, we can link you to information about suicide prevention support available. Otherwise, if someone has attempted suicide, or you're worried about their immediate safety, you can do the following:
For more information about supporting yourself or someone else who is suicidal, we have developed a series of online factsheets:
The Mental Health Foundation works alongside a range of other suicide prevention initiatives as part of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016.
We also have information on suicide bereavement.