Suicide intervention program trains Aboriginal communities to ‘ask the question’.

By 4 August 2019 August 14th, 2019 Suicide Prevention
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In quiet country towns, families, police and community leaders are being trained to hold suicide interventions in a bid to reduce the tragically high rate of Indigenous people who take their own lives.

Aboriginal adults are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous Australians to commit suicide.

Key points:

  • Aboriginal communities are being trained in suicide prevention in new direct approach
  • Of the 100 people already trained, all report having had to use it
  • Communities devastated by suicide feel empowered to help prevent it

Aboriginal adults are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous Australians to commit suicide.

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