Indigenous suicide prevention roundtable ends with no word on trial

Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has left an Indigenous suicide prevention meeting in Western Australia’s Kimberley promising more talk and unwilling to say when a promised trial will start. The Broome meeting was called to discuss the rollout and format of a prevention-of-suicide trial program in the Kimberley, given the region’s high rate of Indigenous suicide. It follows a report from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation project which concluded that effective suicide prevention must be Indigenous led. But Ms Ley would not confirm when the trial would begin or the form it would take when she…
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