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Indigenous Youth Suicide at Crisis Point

Communities and families are mourning the loss of five young Aboriginal girls who took their own lives in separate incidents in Western Australia, Townsville and Adelaide this year. In early January, a 15-year old girl from Western Australia died two-days after self-harming on a visit to Townsville. Last Sunday, a 12-year old girl died in [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:08:43+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Indigenous People with Disability Have a Double Disadvantage and the NDIS Can’t Handle That

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with severe disability face many barriers to fully accessing the support offered by the NDIS. This group of people has already experienced long-standing isolation and are particularly vulnerable to being left behind, again. The prevalence of disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is twice that experienced by [...]

By |2018-11-05T17:50:58+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments