Written with extensive consultation with Māori suicide prevention experts, whānau and communities, Tihei Mauri Ora: Supporting whānau through suicidal distress will help whānau and friends to support someone who is in distress or crisis. It features information about warning signs to look out for, how to handle a crisis and explores ways to support loved ones struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Theresa Reihana’s powerful paintings illuminate Tihei Mauri Ora. Her art captures the wairua of Māori, reflecting the strength of whānau and the value of whakapapa and human connection.
This resource is a valuable tool for whānau to help those who need it most. The Mental Health Foundation would like to thank and acknowledge all those who contributed to the development of Tihei Mauri Ora, in particular the contribution of project lead, Pania Lee (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru, Ngā Ruahinerangi).