Year: 2010 Source: Dunedin, New Zealand: Public Health South, (February 2010). 22p. SIEC No: 20110140

The purpose of this Suicide Prevention Action Plan is to address the goals & outcomes of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy, through the development of community & organisational-level interventions. The Plan is based on the specific issues, needs, & capacity of the Otago community. The goals of the Action Plan are to: improve the care of people experiencing mental disorders associated with suicidal behaviour; reduce access to means of suicide; promote safe reporting & portrayal of suicidal behaviour by the media; support families, whanau, friends, & others affected by suicide; & promote mental health & wellbeing & prevent mental health problems. (14 refs.)