Suicide: Time to talk
A new report shows the youths of South Canterbury are committing suicide at more than double the national rate.
Vicki Jones and Fiona Helm share a dark and unshakeable bond - their boys committed suicide within 10 days of each other.
Timaru youth adviser Christine Cummings says involvement of families and communities in preventing suicide is "vital".
Depression is a significant issue in the community, and can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from it.