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Health Minister Believes in Tooth Fairy

Health Minister Believes in Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny

Health Minister Believes in Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny - he must do, as he's claimed today that every DHB has a 'Suicide Prevention Plan' in place (see release: http://beehive.govt.nz/release/suicide-prevention-plans-place-all-dhbs?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+beehive-govt-nz%2Freleases+%28Releases+-+beehive.govt.nz%29


With a RECORD 569 DEATHS FROM SUICIDE in the last year, you would hope Jonathan Coleman had woken up, and started to do something about one of the biggest failures of his Govt - but chances are that its just hot air rolled out to make himself look good on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day.


Maybe as much hot air as he and his Waikato DHB have expended on investigating the death of Nicky Stevens in the 6 months since he drowned in Waikato River - nice words but zero action!


His comments insult the intelligence of all people, families and support workers who are working in the suicide prevention area - and make Nicky's family wonder why over a hundred people are coming to the Hamilton forum on 22 Sept from around the country to develop community action plans to combat the record problem!

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