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Closing the Gap - Indigenous Youth Suicide

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Comparisons between Indigenous and non-indigenous population show that Indigenous youth are up to five times more likely than other young Australians to take their own lives. The likelihood that Aboriginal people commit suicide, compared to non-Aboriginal people is six times greater than non-Aboriginal people.

The Closing the Gap Campaign continues to call on government to craft a dedicated National plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional well being, which should incorporate and synthesise the existing health, mental health, suicide and drug policies and plans - and should be an immediate priority of the Government.

Help Close the Gap to Indigenous disadvantage.

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