Suicides

Hundreds more First Nations young people will suicide if we wait for 2015

Reduce the extreme poverty and in addition send in a crack team of experts to identify trusted Elders and community leaders to work psychosocially with youth, families and communities to restore their right to hope. Fund this support, now ... it’s not rocket science.

Nothing will be done about the suicides crisis states expert

From 2001 to 2010, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed 996 suicides of First Nations people. That is 1 in every 24 of First Nations deaths by suicide. But my research argues that if we include estimates for unreported suicides and other unnatural deaths that should be identified as suicides, that the tragic tally is closer to 2000 suicides for the ten year period.

Just 20 years ago suicide rates were at the same rate for all people on this continent

Suicide amongst young Indigenous people is becoming an epidemic worldwide

Many Indigenous people around the globe are very sad, insecure, unstable, scared, hungry and miserable. Invader imposed suppression and exclusion from natural culture and opportunity results in shame, humiliated and hopelessness.

Young Indigenous people have lost their hope for a better life. They are exploited and often enslaved by alcohol and drugs. These conditions of despair and misery cause the epidemic of violence and suicide. [node:read-more:link]

How many more suicides will it take?

Report on Deaths in Custody - people dying at high rates
Oz prison population has more than doubled in the last 20 yrs from 15,000 to 31,000. Between 2000 to 2008 prison deaths of 'natural causes' rose to 24.6% per year

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