Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Shine spokesperson Jill Proudfoot said suicidal thoughts were common among those who had experienced or witnessed family violence… she wanted more focus on the link between family violence and suicide. "When we talk about youth suicide, I hear people say we need more mental health services for these youth, but... what they really need is a safe home," she said.

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“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such an opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whanau I work with around the issues of domestic violence.” a Shine client