Suicide: Time to talk
A new report shows the youths of South Canterbury are committing suicide at more than double the national rate.
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.
The world shrunk for a Timaru father when his son committed suicide two years ago today.