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Scientology DVDs in schools

Title: Scientology DVDs in schools
Date: Sunday, 29 November 2009
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Author: Matt Nippert
Main source: nzherald.co.nz

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A scientologist doctor, who gave evidence on the suicide of a church member she treated, is promoting a controversial educational resource in New Zealand schools. Dr Helen Smith gave evidence this year to a coroner's inquiry after the death of David Sampson in December 2008. Sampson had won $651,000 in Lotto's first division in 1991, but battled with alcohol abuse and depression. A friend of Sampson was upset at the church's policy against psychiatric help: "He was suffering from depression, but ... [Read the rest at nzherald.co.nz]