New smartphone app could be the answer to reducing NZ’s youth suicide rate

Updated: Apr 7

A new smartphone app could help bridge the gap between young people in distress seeking help for self-harm and support services.

These high tech tools are a small but important part of bigger programmes and efforts to prevent self-harm. Since they’re developed by and with youth, we know there will be high uptake and use by them and their peers.

Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick

Watch Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick on The AM Show where she talks about her research and hopes for improving the well-being of New Zealand’s youth.


Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick recently returned to New Zealand with AMRF’s Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship, generously supported by donors like you.



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