Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

Last updated: 18 April 2014

Contents:
* The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide
* Culture Is Life campaign - Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Dumbartung convenes Aboriginal Suicide Crisis Summit
* World Suicide Prevention Day and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
* Aboriginal Suicide and Self-harm and the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* National strategy to reduce Indigenous suicide
* Other Aboriginal Suicide and Self-harm articles

* THE ELDERS' REPORT INTO PREVENTING INDIGENOUS SELF-HARM & YOUTH SUICIDE

- Compilation

WGAR News: The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide (18 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/17/wgar-news-the-elders-report-into-prev...
"Contents:
* The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide
* Culture is Life Campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Petition: Be Part of the Healing: Indigenous Youth Suicide Must End
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Elders across Australia say Governments need to listen to them on how to address youth suicide
* Audio regarding the Elders' Report [Includes 2SER, The Stringer on SoundCloud, NIRS, SBS News on SoundCloud & ABC]
* Video regarding the Elders' Report [Includes SBS & ABC]
* News regarding the Elders' Report [Includes The Greens, The Guardian, Rural Doctor, SMH, ABC & 9 News]
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities"

* CULTURE IS LIFE CAMPAIGN - PROMOTING COMMUNITY LED SOLUTIONS TO INDIGENOUS YOUTH SUICIDE

- Campaign Website Homepage

Culture Is Life: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
http://www.cultureislife.org/
"The rate of youth suicide in Indigenous Australia is now one of the highest in the world. Indigenous Elders are calling for support to help them heal their communities. This is their campaign. ... Culture Is Life Campaign video"

- Campaign video

YouTube: Culture Is Life Campaign video - CultureIsLife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ibuVK_HnFXU
6 Aug 13: "Culture Is Life is an Elders-driven response to the alarming rate of youth suicide in Indigenous Australia. The campaign aims to raise public awareness, create policy change and support grassroots initiatives. To get involved and find out more, visit: www.cultureislife.org "

- The Issue

Culture Is Life: Suicide and self harm in Indigenous Australia
http://www.cultureislife.org/#!issue/c20x9
"Almost non-existent 30 years ago, the rate of suicide and self harm amongst the First Australians has reached crisis levels, particularly in remote communities and particularly amongst youth. In the Northern Territory, Indigenous youth suicide is 10 times higher than for non-Indigenous youth. Suicide has become the 2nd leading cause of death for Aboriginal men in the NT after cardiovascular disease. In the Kimberley of Western Australia, there has been an average of one attempted suicide every week since the start of 2012. ... "

- The Campaign

Culture Is Life: The Campaign
http://www.cultureislife.org/#!campaign/c1enr
"We cannot allow the rate of Indigenous suicide in Australia to continue as it is. It’s time to break the silence and act. Elders and community leaders are calling out to the nation, to help them deal with the crisis, in their own way. Despite attempts by the Government and the health sector to improve Indigenous wellbeing, things have continued to get worse. The time has come to support community driven initiatives to deliver effective solutions to Indigenous suicide. The Culture Is Life campaign aims to give a platform for Indigenous Elders and community leaders ... "

- Elders Speak

Culture Is Life: The Elders Report
http://www.cultureislife.org/#!elders-speak/cw9
"One of the initial actions of the Culture Is Life campaign is the development of the Elders Report on Indigenous Youth Suicide.
We are travelling across the country, gathering vital messages from senior Elders about the solutions needed to solve the youth suicide crisis. Once completed, the report will be sent (in video and written form) to relevant Government agencies, service providers and the philanthropic sector, to push for more appropriate community driven solutions to improving wellbeing in Indigenous communities in Australia. ... "

- Support the campaign

Culture Is Life: Support the campaign
http://www.cultureislife.org/#!donate/csvm
"Culture Is Life is an independent people-powered campaign to support and promote community driven solutions to Indigenous youth suicide. We need your support to build this campaign into a nation-wide movement for the First Australians. Together, we can help to restore the balance of life for Indigenous youth and future generations. ... "

- Compilations

WGAR News: The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide (18 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/17/wgar-news-the-elders-report-into-prev...
"Contents:
* The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide
* Culture is Life Campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Petition: Be Part of the Healing: Indigenous Youth Suicide Must End
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Elders across Australia say Governments need to listen to them on how to address youth suicide
* Audio regarding the Elders' Report [Includes 2SER, The Stringer on SoundCloud, NIRS, SBS News on SoundCloud & ABC]
* Video regarding the Elders' Report [Includes SBS & ABC]
* News regarding the Elders' Report [Includes The Greens, The Guardian, Rural Doctor, SMH, ABC & 9 News]
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities"

WGAR News: Raising funds for Elders report into Preventing Self-harm & Indigenous suicide: NACCHO community support (25 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/24/wgar-news-raising-funds-for-elders-re...
"Contents:
* NACCHO community support: Raising funds for Elders report into Preventing Self-harm & Indigenous suicide
* Culture Is Life campaign - Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Culture Is Life campaign - The Elders Report
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities ... "
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]

WGAR News: 996 Aboriginal deaths by suicide - another shameful Australian record: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (17 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/16/wgar-news-996-aboriginal-deaths-by-su...
"Contents:
* SNAICC News: Culture is Life campaign update
* Culture Is Life campaign: The Elders Report
* Culture Is Life campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* The Wire: New mental health app for indigenous communities [Suicide prevention; featuring Professor Helen Christensen and Joe Tighe]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 996 Aboriginal deaths by suicide - another shameful Australian record
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 996 deaths by suicide - one in 24 die by suicide
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Macklin said we will take child suicides seriously

WGAR News: Culture Is Life campaign - Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide (14 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/wgar-news-culture-is-life-campaign-pr...
"Contents:
* Culture Is Life: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide [Launch of new campaign]
* YouTube: Culture Is Life Campaign video
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia's Aboriginal children - The world's highest suicide rate"

* DUMBARTUNG CONVENES ABORIGINAL SUICIDE CRISIS SUMMIT

Event: Tue 21 May 2013: Waterford, Perth, WA
Stop the Suicides in Our Community Now!
"The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation calls for all members of the Nyoongah community and organisations to stand up strong against the ongoing epidemic and spates of suicide in our Nyoongah community."
Event details: http://allianceaustrale.org/Dumbartung/CommunityNote.html
Event details: http://allianceaustrale.org/Dumbartung/SuicideMediaRelease.html

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about First Nations youth suicide and incarceration rates (27 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/26/wgar-news-tiga-bayles-interviews-robe...
"Contents:
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about First Nations youth suicide and incarceration rates
* Perth Indymedia Radio Show: Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation reading a piece that was to be published in 'The West Australian'
* Perth Indymedia Radio Show: Gerry Georgatos on the Aboriginal suicide crisis - from tragic to catastrophic
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Senator Ludlam speaks up on the suicides crisis and for Dumbartung
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities"

WGAR News: Q&A with Robert Eggington: on tackling Indigenous suicide rates: The Guardian (14 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/14/wgar-news-qa-with-robert-eggington-on...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about Dumbartung having convened the Aboriginal Suicide Crisis Summit (29 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-interviews-with-robert-seli...

WGAR News: ... (1 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/31/wgar-news-suicide-prevention-strategy...
"Contents: ...
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Political reaction needed to end suicides
* The Wire: Aboriginal youth suicide spike prompts crisis meeting in WA
* SBS World News: WA crisis meeting on Aboriginal suicide
* SBS Radionews: Indigenous suicide summit in Perth"

WGAR News: SBS Radionews: Indigenous suicide summit in Perth (22 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/22/wgar-news-naccho-praises-release-of-f...

Western Australia events: Stop the Suicides in Our Community Now ... (12 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/12/western-australia-events-stop-the-sui...

WGAR News: SBS Radionews Audio: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA (30 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilro...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Dumbartung convenes Suicide Crisis Summit (27 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/26/wgar-news-aboriginal-deaths-recalled-...

WGAR News: A Tribute to Aboriginal Youth Suicide and Stolen Generations: 10 October 2011 (2 Oct 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/02/wgar-news-nt-govts-english-in-schools...

* WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES

WGAR News: World Suicide Prevention Day and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (15 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/12/wgar-news-world-suicide-prevention-da...
"Contents:
* Melissa Sweet, Croakey - the Crikey health blog: How can Croakey readers contribute to efforts to prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides?
* NACCHO Aboriginal Health news: Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
* CAAMA Radio: World Suicide Prevention Day...
* NACCHO RU OK News: Indigenous youth leading the way in suicide prevention
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Hopelessness in suicide riddled communities"
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

* ABORIGINAL SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM AND THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION

WGAR News: Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory - APO NT: Youth Suicide (4 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/03/wgar-news-paddy-gibson-speaks-about-t...

WGAR News: ... (1 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/31/wgar-news-suicide-prevention-strategy...
"Contents: ...
* ABC: Head First - The Lost Boys [Suicide attempts in Yirrkala, NT]"

WGAR News: "[NT] may have highest youth suicide rate in the developed world" NT Children's Commissioner (23 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/23/wgar-news-nyoongar-tent-embassy-march...

WGAR News: "Ramingining Elders say no to the second Intervention!" (30 Nov 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/11/30/wgar-news-ramingining-elders-say-no-t...
" ... The government is drowning us slowly and wonders why twice as many of our young people are attempting suicide. ... "

WGAR News: Attempted suicides in communities affected by NT Intervention has doubled (16 Oct 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/16/wgar-news-advocates-brief-un-committe...

See these Background info web-pages on the NT:

Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...

Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

See also these Background info web-pages on Aboriginal well-being in the NT:

Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill, Northern Territory Government, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandator...

Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-keeping-them-home-campa...

* NATIONAL STRATEGY TO REDUCE INDIGENOUS SUICIDE

WGAR News: Wes Morris slams government suicide prevention programs: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (5 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/04/wgar-news-wes-morris-slams-government...

WGAR News: The Federal Government is not listening while people die: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (10 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/09/wgar-news-the-federal-government-is-n...
"Aboriginal suicide rates are at record levels, with Aboriginal youth suicide the world’s worst. In response the Federal Government has launched a national strategy to 'address' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide - but the strategy is inadequate. The Government strategy is built on the presumption of early intervention ... But to reduce the horrific suicide rates among Aboriginal communities what is actually needed is for the impoverishment of many of these communities to be addressed." Gerry Georgatos

WGAR News: Suicide prevention strategy targets ATSI communities: Australian Human Rights Commission (1 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/31/wgar-news-suicide-prevention-strategy...
"Contents:
* AHRC: Suicide prevention strategy targets ATSI communities
* NITV News: National strategy targeting Indigenous suicide announced
* CAAMA interviews Professor Pat Dudgeon about the strategy to tackle suicide and self harm
* Pro Bono News: National Strategy on Indigenous Suicide
* SBS Radionews: National strategy to reduce Indigenous suicide
* SBS Radionews: Applause for Indigenous suicide prevention plan
* Australian: Kimberley indigenous suicide prevention plan set to expand
* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Greens welcome important announcements for suicide prevention & Healing Foundation
* PS News: Strategy to prevent Indigenous suicide"
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

* OTHER ABORIGINAL SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM ARTICLES

WGAR News: The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide (18 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/17/wgar-news-the-elders-report-into-prev...
"Contents:
* The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide
* Culture is Life Campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Petition: Be Part of the Healing: Indigenous Youth Suicide Must End
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Elders across Australia say Governments need to listen to them on how to address youth suicide
* Audio regarding the Elders' Report [Includes 2SER, The Stringer on SoundCloud, NIRS, SBS News on SoundCloud & ABC]
* Video regarding the Elders' Report [Includes SBS & ABC]
* News regarding the Elders' Report [Includes The Greens, The Guardian, Rural Doctor, SMH, ABC & 9 News]
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities"

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia's suicide crises and my meeting with Federal Minister Nigel Scullion (7 Apr 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/06/wgar-news-economic-value-of-aborigina...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Hundreds more will suicide if we wait for 2015 (23 Mar 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/22/wgar-news-sharing-culture-empowering-...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Nothing will be done about suicides crisis (10 Mar 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/09/wgar-news-treaty-now-an-agreement-bet...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about First Nations youth suicide and incarceration rates (27 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/26/wgar-news-tiga-bayles-interviews-robe...
"Contents:
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about First Nations youth suicide and incarceration rates
* Perth Indymedia Radio Show: Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation reading a piece that was to be published in 'The West Australian'
* Perth Indymedia Radio Show: Gerry Georgatos on the Aboriginal suicide crisis - from tragic to catastrophic
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Senator Ludlam speaks up on the suicides crisis and for Dumbartung
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities"

WGAR News: Q&A with Robert Eggington: on tackling Indigenous suicide rates: The Guardian (14 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/14/wgar-news-qa-with-robert-eggington-on...
"Contents:
* The Guardian: Q&A with Robert Eggington: on tackling Indigenous suicide rates
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Olga Havnen about education, housing, employment and the rising rates of youth suicide
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Suicide crisis - from tragic to catastrophic
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Suicide crisis - genocidal numbers
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities ... "

WGAR News: ... (4 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/03/wgar-news-memorial-for-freedom-fighte...
"Contents: ...
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 400 suicides of ATSI peoples in last three years
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Suicide crisis needs real funding and actions
* Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Premiers Barnett and Gallop, look into the eyes of this little girl"

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 30 suicides in the last three months as we wait for promises to be kept (19 Jan 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/18/wgar-news-nt-juvenile-detention-98-ar...

WGAR News: WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!: The Stringer (3 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/02/wgar-news-wa-government-supports-end-...
"Contents:
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!
* NACCHO Aboriginal suicide prevention: Black Dog Institute launches app to try to save lives"
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]

WGAR News: In identity lay the answers - ATSI suicides: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (11 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/10/wgar-news-in-identity-lay-the-answers...
"Contents:
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: In identity lay the answers - ATSI suicides
* Hannah Hollis, NITV News: Aboriginal suicide rates are no laughing matter [Featuring Kevin Kropinyeri]
* The Wire: Getting the mental health message out to Indigenous communities [Featuring Sarah Shiell and Tauto Sansbury]
* World News Australia Radio: Reaching Indigenous youth about mental health
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Land and Culture worker says repatriate what belongs to us"

WGAR News: Interviews with Robert & Selina Eggington about the Dumbartung Suicide Crisis Summit (29 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/29/wgar-news-interviews-with-robert-seli...
"Contents:
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Robert & Selina Eggington about Dumbartung having convened the Aboriginal Suicide Crisis Summit
* The Wire: Suicide crisis - Indigenous People [Featuring Gerry Georgatos - university researcher and journalist]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Beagle Bay to State Parliament - Farrer speaks out on suicides
* The Stringer: Government to address Aboriginal suicides"

WGAR News: Let's Talk interviews Gerry Georgatos, Wes Morris & Tauto Sansbury re Aboriginal suicide (23 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/22/wgar-news-lets-talk-interviews-gerry-...
"Contents:
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos, Wes Morris & Tauto Sansbury about suicide in First Nations communities
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: EMPOWERMENT [Featuring Aboriginal suicides around the nation]
* Jeff McMullen, The Stringer: Children of the Sunrise [Featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and fulfillment]
* NACCHO mental health news: Aboriginal mental health gap must be closed: Calma Dudgeon"

WGAR News: 996 Aboriginal deaths by suicide - another shameful Australian record: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (17 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/16/wgar-news-996-aboriginal-deaths-by-su...
"Contents:
* SNAICC News: Culture is Life campaign update
* Culture Is Life campaign: The Elders Report
* Culture Is Life campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* The Wire: New mental health app for indigenous communities [Suicide prevention; featuring Professor Helen Christensen and Joe Tighe]
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 996 Aboriginal deaths by suicide - another shameful Australian record
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 996 deaths by suicide - one in 24 die by suicide
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Macklin said we will take child suicides seriously"

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia's Aboriginal suicide epidemic - Whose child will be the next to die? (9 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/08/wgar-news-caama-interviews-marianne-m...

WGAR News: Wes Morris slams government suicide prevention programs: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer (5 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/04/wgar-news-wes-morris-slams-government...
"Contents:
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Wes Morris slams government suicide prevention programs
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 77 Aboriginal suicides in South Australia alone
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Kimberley's Aboriginal peoples old at 45 years
* Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory - APO NT: Youth Suicide"

WGAR News: Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory - APO NT: Youth Suicide (4 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/03/wgar-news-paddy-gibson-speaks-about-t...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos about Aboriginal youth suicides (28 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...
"Contents:
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos about the high number of Aboriginal youth suicides in Australia
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: How many more suicides will it take?
* The Wire: Let's ask R U OK? to our Indigenous youth [Featuring Will Austin]"

WGAR News: ... (14 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/wgar-news-culture-is-life-campaign-pr...
"Contents: ...
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia's Aboriginal children - The world's highest suicide rate"

WGAR News: NACCHO News: NACCHO CEO appointed to new Aboriginal Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group (19 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/18/wgar-news-progress-report-on-closing-...
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]

WGAR News: The Stringer: Suicide prevention phone app designed for Aboriginal people in the remote (19 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/18/wgar-news-progress-report-on-closing-...

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Suicide attempts among women on the rise (10 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/09/wgar-news-the-federal-government-is-n...

WGAR News: Jeff McMullen, Respect and Listen: The Future of the Family (giving context to the suicide and child removal issues) (26 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/26/wgar-news-keeping-them-home-stop-the-...

WGAR News: The Stringer: Youth suicides - toll higher than Afghan war deaths (2 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/01/wgar-news-australias-aboriginal-child...

WGAR News: Prof. Diego De Leo: Reducing Indigenous suicide through empowerment and pride (11 Sep 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/11/wgar-news-sovereign-union-of-nations-...

See also these Background info web-pages on Aboriginal well-being:

Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill, Northern Territory Government, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandator...

Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-keeping-them-home-campa...

Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment...

See WGAR Homepage:

About WGAR News (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights - Australia)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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