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'Suicide is not the answer'

Shayal Devi
Thursday, August 14, 2014

TALKBACK shows will be organised by national NGO Empower Pacific to address the issue of suicide in our communities as a build-up to next month's World Suicide Prevention Day.

Lavinia Dakei, a counsellor for West-based Empower Pacific, said many people who were prone to suicidal tendencies had little or no outlet for emotional turmoil.

"They are generally under a lot of stress," she said.

"We need to inform the public that suicide is not the answer to the problems we face. Rather, talking to someone can be helpful in coping through the stresses in life and help is available through organisations like local health service and Empower Pacific.

She said next month's event would commemorate lives lost because of suicide and also those who attempted suicide.

"In addition, it is also to provide awareness to the public about suicide and its effects. Suicide is a growing concern in Fiji and impacts our society in many forms.

"It creates shock and distraught amongst families, friends and loved ones.

"Stigma is also attached to the particular incident and person. There are also financial impacts that arise within families financial commitments."








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