What’s Behind New Zealand’s Shocking Youth Suicide Rate?

June 15, 2017

(BBC) – Think of New Zealand and what likely comes to mind is beautiful nature – fjords, mountains and magnificent landscapes, vast, empty and endless. But for years already, the country has been struggling with another form of isolation – depression and suicide. A new report by Unicef contains a shocking statistic – New Zealand has by far the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world.  A shock but no surprise – it’s not the first time the country tops that table.

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