The Mission of the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour by :
- Promoting suicide prevention strategies
- Community education and support
- Raising awareness
- Bereavement support
- Reduce stigma
Ten to eleven people die every week from suicide in New Zealand. That is three people every two days in New Zealand. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds.
Zero suicide is our aim so we advocate for high quality identification, response and treatment for people at risk of suicide.