For most young people, getting over a breakup is one of the first difficulties they face in their lives. THE New Zealand he recognizes this, and so today he starts a campaign to help the youth of the country to overcome painful breakups. In the campaign, young people are encouraged to “come to terms with their feelings” and block their exes on social media.
“Breakups are crap … but you can make them look beautiful. Take control of your emotionssays a soothing voice in the Love Better campaign video, offering advice and support to the heartbroken.
“I must do it. It’s getting ridiculous, it’s getting so out of control. I need to sleep at night. I must forget it” says a troubled young man who started blocking his former love on social media.
New Zealand’s youth suicide rates are worrying
The minister responsible for social development issues Priyanka Radhakrishnan said the government is committing NZ$6.4 million (3.7 million euros) for the campaign for three years. “We know that breakups hurt. We want to support our young people (…) and let them know that there is a way out without harming themselves or others,” he said.
As he explained, “Love Better” is a “primary prevention campaign” that enables young people to share “true stories to help peers who may be going through similar experiences.”
According to APE-MPE and as reported by AFP, six out of 10 New Zealanders between the ages of 16 and 24 have experienced a painful break-up and the vast majority of them subsequentlyfell or caused harmful consequences“, according to data from the Kantar company.
New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates among developed countries, according to UNICEF.
Source: News Beast
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