Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

The Elders’ report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide

Posted on: 26 May, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 2, April 2014 - June 2014
Related to Deaths Injury Social and emotional wellbeing Adolescents Alcohol use Illicit drug use

People Culture Environment (2014)
The Elders’ report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide
Melbourne: People Culture Environment

This report considers suicide prevention among young Indigenous Australian populations from the perspective of Elders and community leaders in affected communities.

The report includes interviews with 31 Elders and community leaders living in 17 communities in northern Australia and addresses two primary questions:

  • why is self-harm and suicide happening?
  • what is the solution?

This report was produced as a part of the Culture is life campaign which is led by Indigenous Elders and promotes community driven solutions to end Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

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