Newsletter date: 15 July 2015, 9:25am AEST; last updated 10:00am AEST
* News: SBS News: Indigenous suicide a 'humanitarian crisis': Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
* Audio: Gerry Georgatos, NIRS: AMSANT calls on Government to increase mental health funding [featuring Bunaba woman Tanja Hirvonen]
* WGAR Background to Suicide and Self-harm in First Nations Communities
* WGAR Background: Aboriginal Peoples and the impact of the Federal Budget
* Crisis Support - Talk to Someone - 24-hours/day 7-days/week:
Lifeline - Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention: 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
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SBS News: Indigenous suicide a 'humanitarian crisis': Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
SBS News: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/07/14/indigenous-suicide-humanit...
9 News: http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/07/14/11/57/indigenous-suicide-a-h...
14 Jul 15: "NAIDOC's Person of the Year, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, says assimilation policies are driving high rates of suicide among indigenous Australians ... ATSISPEP [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project] held a roundtable for more than 40 service providers in Darwin on Monday and NAIDOC 2015 Person of the Year Rosalie Kunoth-Monks said subtle assimilation policies were driving extraordinarily high rates of indigenous suicide. "The assimilation process so far has failed, has failed to the extent that people are taking their own lives because they've been made to feel second-class; they've been made to feel less of a human being then the rest of Australians," she told AAP. ... " Source: AAP
NIRS: AMSANT calls on Government to increase mental health funding [featuring Bunaba woman Tanja Hirvonen]
14 Jul 15: "The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory is calling for increased funding for health programs and services. AMSANT provide crucial mental health programs for First Nations mob, which they say must be long-term services in order to be effective. ... Bunaba woman Tanja Hirvonen (pictured) says losing a loved one to suicide has ongoing impacts for the family." Gerry Georgatos, Correspondent
WGAR Background to Suicide and Self-harm in First Nations Communities
(last updated: 11 July 2015)
WGAR Background: Aboriginal Peoples and the impact of the Federal Budget
(last updated: 11 July 2015)
- Crisis Support - Talk to Someone - 24-hours/day 7-days/week:
For immediate assistance when life may be in danger
Lifeline's 24/7 hotline
13 11 14
Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention services
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
Twenty-four hours a day seven days a week
The Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
1300 22 4636
Talk it through with us, day or night
Useful national contact numbers - Suicide Prevention Crisis Contacts
1300 78 99 78
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
aged 5 - 25 yrs
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