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Faith-based groups call for collaboration to address suicide

October 7, 2015 12:51 am

Faith-based organisations believe there is a need for a collective effort to address suicide.

The president of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tevita Nawadra says all the stakeholders are needed to build communities and lift them out of moral decay.

“The morality of the people is the issue here, how they prepare themselves on issues like this, there is a real moral decay in the nation but how to tackle that is the issue that we need to do together here, we understand it when morality is down than things like this will happen if we are not careful that is why in our strategic plan it is good to tackle on the moral side of the people."

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The church offers counseling services and for its part will bring an expert from Australia next month to provide training to counselors.

Another faith-based group, the Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji is also offering counseling services and encourages people to use them.

The president of the Christian Mission Fellowship International, Reverend Suliasi Kurulo says there is a need for everyone to work together to address and prevent suicide.

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