Story: Suicide

Spin comic (2nd of 2)

Spin comic

Another response to the rising levels of youth suicide in New Zealand was this 20-page comic by well-known cartoonist Dylan Horrocks. It was an initiative of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Mental Health Foundation, and was distributed to schools and doctors' surgeries. Spin tells of two young people's attempts to deal with emotional distress.

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Jock Phillips, 'Suicide - Suicide rates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 16 Jul 2019 with assistance from Sunny Collings and Rosemary Du Plessis