Kimberley suicide rates: government urged to support Indigenous-led solutions

Ahead of meeting with federal ministers, Indigenous mental health commissioner calls for funding and policy commitments to address ‘crisis’ Broome cemetery in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Rates of Indigenous suicide in the Kimberley are seven times higher than the national average and three times higher than the national Indigenous average. Photograph: Janine Israel for the Guardian Indigenous mental health commissioner Pat Dudgeon has urged the federal government to release a report on Indigenous suicide and commit to supporting local Indigenous-led solutions before a meeting in Western Australia on Friday. The health minister, Susan Ley, assistant health minister Ken…
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