It's World Mental Health Day. As we know, New Zealand has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
Provisional statistics show that in the last year, 606 Kiwis took their own lives. Of these people, 69 were outpatients who had been in contact with mental health services within the previous 28 days.
A Hawke's Bay mother who lost her 15-year-old daughter just two months ago is set to deliver a 30,000 signature petition calling for an inquiry to Parliament today.
Hana Reedy shared her story with Duncan Garner and The AM Show.
The AM Show with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson, weekdays 6-9am on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the ROVA app on Android and iPhone.