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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Information & support pack for those bereaved by suicide or other sudden death (2007)

Author

Clark SJ, Hillman SD, Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

City

Perth, Western Australia

Type

Report

Institution

Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

 

Description

This report was developed for people who have recently lost someone to suicide or through another sudden and unexpected death. The report includes 14 chapters which provide information on a range of topics to help people through this difficult and sensitive time. Some of the chapter topics include:

This report is not an Indigenous specific resource but does include a chapter on grief in Aboriginal culture. A Consumer Reference Group made up of people bereaved by suicide helped to develop the information in this report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This report would be a valuable resource for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide or sudden death. The report includes practical information on how to deal with this type of loss and contact information of services that can help. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will also find the information in this report useful with a chapter focusing on grieving Aboriginal way. Health practitioners who have contact with people who have lost friends and family to suicide should pass this report on to their clients.

Contact details

Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7717
Fax: (08) 9489 7700
Email: mcsp@ichr.uwa.edu.au

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Last updated: 29 October 2012
 
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