TVNZ One News 15 June 2017
Family First Comment: This makes disturbing reading. Mental health HAS to be a priority!
New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate has been highlighted in the latest international report on children’s wellbeing.
NZ ranked 34th out of 41 EU/OECD countries in the report by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.
The report looks at how well countries perform in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
New Zealand performs best in “Sustainable Cities and Communities” – ranked 9th, but comes dead last in the “Good Health and Well-Being” category – 38th overall.
But it’s the high adolescent suicide rate that is really highlighted in the report.
The rate of 15.6 youth suicides per 100,000 people puts NZ at the bottom of the table.
NZ also has the 67th highest teenage birth rate, with 23.3 births per 1000 females aged 15 to 19.
READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-zealands-high-youth-suicide-rate-highlighted-in-report
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