General News — 05 March 2015

imagesCH4LUBFEFiji Police are attempting to raise public awareness about the problem of suicide as the latest statistics renew concerns that Fiji’s mental health services are inadequate. Already this year, there have been 18 suicides reported in Fiji and 27 suicide attempts. Fiji Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro is urging anyone struggling with mental health or suicidal thoughts to reach out to family and friends or to contact police. Presenter: Suzie Raines Speakers: Ana Naisoro, spokesperson from Fiji Police; Dr Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa, Council for Disabled Persons executive director; Brij Lal, Fijian-born professor of Pacific and Asian history at Australian National University

This article first appeared Radio Australia, 3 march 2015.


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