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When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

Indigenous ‘Shield’ to Prevent Youth Suicide

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Indigenous elders have teamed up with cultural historians, technologists and a clinical psychologist to crowdfund a “groundbreaking” new app that aims to tackle youth suicide

Australia Getting Lonelier Survey Shows

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians feel lonely, according to a new survey. The Loneliness Survey, released by national charity Lifeline Australia on Tuesday, revealed more than six out

Suicide Rates Across Federal Electorates Revealed

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  A coalition of Not for Profit leaders in suicide and mental health has called for all major parties to spell out what they will do to address the rising toll of suicide after a report released…

Suicide Not a ‘Selfish’ Act – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  A Not for Profit study of Australians who have attempted suicide found many made the attempt feeling they were “a burden” and believed their family and friends would…

Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th February 2014 -  The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls…

New Govt Advisors on Indigenous Health

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th June 2013 -  An advisory group has been established to assist the Federal Government on improving indigenous mental health and suicide programs. The group met for the first time in Canberra this…

National Strategy on Indigenous Suicide

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd May 2013 -  The Federal Government has launched a national strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide. The Government says the National Aboriginal and…

NFP Study to Investigate Victorian Suicides

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th March 2013 -  A ground-breaking new Not for Profit study is set to examine every Victorian suicide over a two-year period to try to save the lives of people who may be at risk in the future. Mental health…

NFPs Question Mental Health Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th February 2013 -  A new National Mental Health Commission report that claims Australians lack basic knowledge about mental illness has been questioned by leading sector Not for Profits. The report,…

Research Centres to Target Substance Use and Suicide

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  Two new national research centres have been launched into the most pressing mental health issues affecting the Australian community – substance use and suicide. The centres…

National Report Card On Mental Health ‘Confronting’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  The Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Professor Allan Fels, has described Australia’s first report card into mental health and suicide as confronting. Releasing…
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