‘Stop child deaths’: medical bodies urge crisis response to wave of Indigenous suicide

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Medical organisations want urgent action after four Indigenous suicides in Queensland last week and release of WA report

Three of the country’s most powerful medical organisations are pleading with the federal government to take urgent action to stop the “unspeakable tragedy” of Indigenous youth suicide, following another four Indigenous people taking their own lives in Queensland last week, and in the wake of a major report into child suicides in Western Australia.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (Naccho) want an “immediate investment in Aboriginal-led mental health and wellbeing services needed to stop child deaths”.

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