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Suicide Expert Visiting New Zealand

Professor Goldney, an expert on suicide, tours New Zealand in September

A Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia, Professor Goldney is also President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and a practising private psychiatrist. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand and Royal (UK) Colleges of Psychiatrists and a corresponding Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

From 1997 to 1998 he was the Chief Advisor in Psychiatry to the Minister of Health in Australia.

He is a member of the National Advisory Council on Youth Suicide Prevention and since 1974 he has published over 160 papers, the majority on various aspects of suicidal behaviour.

A sample of Professor Goldney's recently published papers include:

How to treat suicidal behaviours
Variation on suicide rates: The "tipping point"
Suicide rates in the World
Better recognition and treatment of depression should reduce suicide and attempted suicide
Is Suicide Prevention Possible?
Guns and Suicide in Australia
Post-vention in Schools: affective or effective?

Professor Goldney is visiting New Zealand on a World Health Organisation Consultancy and is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Health.

Professor Goldney will be available for interviews at the following times:

WELLINGTON

Monday, 6 September 4.30pm
Tuesday, 7 September 2.30pm

Wednesday, 15 September 2pm
Launch of revised media guidelines, Suicide and the Media - The reporting and portrayal of suicide in the media. An invite with further details will be sent out to media closer to the time.

CHRISTCHURCH
Thursday, 9 September 11am

DUNEDIN
Friday, 10 September 1.30pm

AUCKLAND
Thursday, 16 September 12.30pm

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