Ten years ago Matthew Steans was working in an office block in Auckland when he saw someone jump from the top of a car park to their death.
A couple of months later a good friend committed suicide. These incidents affected Matthew deeply and set him off on the journey that led him to startup Stigma Statistics...
In this episode Matthew Steans Founder of Stigma Statistics talks to us about the opportunities they are creating to achieve real time suicide surveillance through the data insights generated from their online platform.
Stigma Statistics are applying epidemiology thinking to the tracking of real time data to get support where it is needed when its needed.
This episode was recorded in support of World Suicide Prevention Day.
During this episode reference is made to following resources and we strongly encourage and support anyone who is managing suicidal thoughts and depression to use these resources and start a conversation. Support is available through the below resources or through contacting your GP:
Link to the Stigma Statistics Crowdfunder campaign:
Matthew also makes mention of a book that has recently inspired him;
https://www.amazon.com.au/Lost-Connections-Uncovering-Depression-Unexpected-ebook/dp/B075RTJV67/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=connectionandqid=1599616902andsr=8-1 (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions)