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Daily review 08/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 8th, 2019 - 15 comments
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15 comments on “Daily review 08/11/2019 ”

  1. Cricklewood 1

    Gotta say Climaction is a pro level troll 😂

  2. Anne 2

    If you look at who he/she targets for special attention then it becomes obvious.

  3. McFlock 4

    Interesting view on NZ's suicide problem. One of the issues pointed out is that it's frequently a community problem, but much reporting on it is in aggregate statistics and some monitoring is even outright misleading because the reporting periods are too narrow for a meaningful sample.

    Thing is, we need decent reporting to know which communities need to be targeted to stop clustering.

    But how do we report about "communities" rather than TLA or DHB using the current data? And even if we figure out a way to do that, how do we preserve individual privacy?

    • Dukeofurl 4.1

      Interesting view from someone on the frontline. However Im concerned that her experience as a pyschiatrist who works with those who are 'suicidal' , she says not one of her patients has committed suicide. The risk is high , but not one out of 100s.

      Im wondering what she is missing – I think its young males who are affected by depression but arent treated , and use drugs and alcohol and then make impulsive decisions about suicide ..and then do it.

      Are those the ones she means from deprived communities ?

      • McFlock 4.1.1

        I think you might be looking at a lot of facets of the piece and treating them like they're all the same side of the stone.

        The psychologist sees the cases as they are referred – when in crisis or after an attempt. Most patients only make one attempt. Most people who commit suicide haven't seen a medical health professional in over a year. If there are a hundred psychologists in NZ, chances are theat none of their patients in the past year have committed suicide. Factor in some clustering and the fact that not all moments of crises that create a referral would necessarily lead to an attempt, it's quite possible a good psychologist could have a high patient load and no suicides.

        But the bulk of the problem is that suicide isn't really a mental health issue in the conventional sense. It's a moment of vulnerability, not a chronic condition.

        It's like a mine that someone steps on out of the blue, and our current methods of data collation and problem conceptualisation do not describe the pattern in which minefields are laid, it just counts the "bangs" in a given district. Good for viewing the overall problem, lousy for helping people on the ground lower the number of "bangs".

  4. UncookedSelachimorpha 5

    Like the Living Wage billboard! Where is it?

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