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Indigenous Expert responds to WA Govt Indigenous Suicide Prevention Plan

The problem with inquiries is they do little to inform us about suicide prevention. Coroners aren’t psychologists, nor do they understand Indigenous culture well.

Why don’t Indigenous suicides matter?

The deafening silence across this country following the latest Coronial Inquiry into the suicide deaths of 13 young Aboriginal people in the Kimberley extended beyond the usual non-coverage by mainstream media.

What are the causes of Indigenous suicides?

As an Indigenous clinical psychologist who has spent the better part of the past twenty years working solidly in Aboriginal suicide, I keep getting asked “What are the causes of Indigenous suicides?”

Aboriginal suicide prevention. Where is the funding going?

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs has recently shared that the Commonwealth Government has allocated $134M of funding into Indigenous suicide prevention.

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