Project to tackle high Indigenous suicide rate

Darwin-based health research institute has been selected to assist a Federal Government project aiming to tackle the high rates of Aboriginal suicide.

The Menzies School of Health Research will help develop Australia's first national Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Associate Professor Gary Robinson says a government advisory group will hold consultations around the nation and propose initiatives for individual communities and regions. He says suicide is a much greater problem among Aboriginal people than in the wider population.

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