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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+10:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Report Suggests Regional and Remote are Left Behind in Mental Health Support

The divide between city and country is a familiar narrative, but a report into mental health needs has warned the gap for young Australians in rural areas could be worsening. The research released today by Mission Australia and ReachOut shows people are struggling to find adequate mental health services, if the right help is available [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:54:06+10:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Tragic Truth: Why Regional Kids Are Taking Their Lives

Regional youth are unable to access needed mental health services despite higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their city cousins. A Griffith University study revealed 142 regional Queenslanders aged between 15 and 24 years killed themselves between 2011 and 2013. The study found in regional areas 18 people aged 15-24 died for every [...]

By |2017-11-06T15:14:36+10:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Society & Culture, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments