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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

LIFE Fact sheet 16 - Suicide prevention in Indigenous communities (2007)

Author

Living is For Everyone (LIFE)

Publisher

Living is For Everyone (LIFE)

City

Canberra

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This factsheet provides information on suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It has been developed to inform service providers about the occurrence of suicide in the Indigenous population, as well as cultural differences in communication and understandings of health.

Some of the topics covered include:

The Living is for everyone (LIFE) factsheets provide plain language summaries of key issues and suggest sources for further information and help.

Abstract adapted from LIFE

When to use this resource

This factsheet is for non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers and practitioners. It is an important source of information on culturally appropriate communication and strategies to use when dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients with suicide issues.

Contact details

LIFE Communications
c/o Crisis Support Services
PO Box 2335
Footscray VIC 3011
Ph: (03) 8398 8408
Fax: (03) 9362 0247
Email: life@crisissupport.org.au

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Last updated: 6 September 2011
 
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