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Suicide Story Training Project

 

Overview

Suicide Story was developed by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia in partnership with local Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. It is a suicide prevention and capacity building program that uses cultural practices to guide participants through the process of understanding suicide and reducing stigma so that participants can identify and respond to suicidal risk signs within their communities.

The program will provide suicide prevention education among Aboriginal communities and will equip participants with new skills to recognise some of the signs of suicide and ways to intervene when someone is at risk.

Program workshops are delivered by local Aboriginal facilitators trained in the Suicide Story content and both-ways learning.

Adapted from Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Contacts

Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA)
14 Lindsay Ave
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8950 4600
Fax: (08) 8952 1574
Email: suicide.story@mhaca.org.au or info@mhaca.org.au

Related publications

Mental Health Association of Central Australia (2010)

Suicide story.

: Mental Health Association of Central Australia

This DVD is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific training tool that focuses on how to create suicide safer communities and families. Suicide story includes a series of short films that feature the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as culturally appropriate animation, artwork, and music. The DVD is directed at interested community members and workers, and accompanies a 3-day training program.

The DVD provides information on the following topics:

Abstract adapted from Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Last updated: 6 February 2017
 
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