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Reconciliation and Decolonisation in Suicide Prevention

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The founder of LGBTI Indigenous Australian social network Black Rainbow, Dameyon Bonson, pens his thoughts on the lack of solid mental health data available among LGBTI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

“QUITE tragically, as you are reading these first few words there is a high probability somebody will attempt to end their life by suicide. There is even a higher probability that that somebody is part of the LGBTI community, particularly if they are at the point of self-realisation and disclosure. If that person is an Indigenous Australian, the probability amplifies yet again.”

See more at : http://www.starobserver.com.au/opinion/soapbox-opinion/reconciliation-and-decolonisation-in-suicide-prevention/126648

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