New Zealand's female youth suicide rate is higher than any other OECD country.

The Mental Health Commission today released a report which measures on New Zealanders' mental health.

'National Indiciators 2011' highlights an improvement in New Zealand's suicide death rate since the mid-1990s.

But despite the overall rate falling, the female youth suicide rate was the highest in the OECD.

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Chairwoman Commissioner Dr Lynne Lane said overall the report suggested 86 per cent of the population feel satisfied with their life.

- HERALD ONLINE