Story: Suicide

Launch of OUTline, 2008 (2nd of 3)

Launch of OUTline, 2008

Neil Bartlett, Betty Ford and Stuart Hobbs at the Winter Gardens in the Auckland Domain celebrate the launch of OUTline, a national gay and lesbian counselling support service. The personal difficulties faced by gay and lesbian people in New Zealand are often severe, and there is a heightened risk of suicide among this group. In 2011 the free confidential telephone counselling service, run by OUTLine, was supported by over 90 volunteers. The number in 2011 was 0800 688 5463.

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Jock Phillips, 'Suicide - Personal factors and suicide', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

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