Mike King can’t save them all


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Mr King says his Key to Life Trust operates on thin resources “out of my kitchen” and he simply doesn’t have to time to “help everyone”.

“Hey everybody right now I am being smashed by people wanting me to advocate for them so they can get their story ‘out there’,” Mr King wrote on Facebook today.

“By people wanting me to help loved ones. By people who have the ‘answer’ to the Suicide problem demanding (not asking) I call them and abusing me when I don’t.”

Earlier this month Mr King resigned from the Government’s suicide prevention panel after criticising the Government’s Draft Suicide Prevention plan and its “deeply flawed” guidelines.

Mr King says only himself and two others run the Key to Life Trust.

“I will help where I can, but I can’t help everyone. If I don’t get back to you it’s not because I don’t care, it’s simply because I can’t help,” he writes.

It seems that our society has enough money for the fun stuff.

I’m not suggesting we no longer spend money on trivial things.  But by the time people are trying to save their own lives, making the Harbour Bridge look like a pimped out car in South Auckland somehow loses its lustre.

 

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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