Kōrero: Suicide

Motives of male suicides, 1900–1950

Motives of male suicides, 1900–1950

This chart, derived from an examination of the coroners' inquests, shows the principal motives for suicide among males in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Illnesses, both mental and physical, were a motive for almost two-fifths of the deaths, and alcohol, often associated with depression and work problems, was also a significant factor.

Source: John Weaver, A sadly troubled history: the meanings of suicide in the modern age. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2009. p. 155

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Jock Phillips, 'Suicide - Personal factors and suicide', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/26434/motives-of-male-suicides-1900-1950 (accessed 26 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 16 Jul 2019 with assistance from Sunny Collings and Rosemary Du Plessis