Waka Hourua - working together in our hapori communities to prevent suicide.
Suicide is the act of taking your own life. If you are having suicidal thoughts, or know someone who is feeling suicidal, you are not alone. Lots of people have thought about suicide and have found a way through.
A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn't mean that help isn't wanted. People who take their lives don't want to die - they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.
Suicide is a global issue. In some countries a crisis, in some communities a state of emergency. Unfortunately we do not have much evidence, research and knowledge base on what Māori and Pasifika whānau for suicide prevention. Waka Hourua working with communities to collectively create effective suicide prevention, to share prevention information with all, to be a portal of information and knowledge, to connect our networks, to communicate and disseminate best practice of what works in our hapori communities with ur Māori and Pasifika whānau.