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#SuicidePrevention – The need for detailed mental health data for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Indigenous Australians.

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Founder of social network Black Rainbow, Dameyon Bonson, has criticised the lack of detailed mental health data for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Indigenous Australians.

Mr Bonson, a mental health researcher, says according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 996 suicides reported across Australia between 2001 and 2010 among Indigenous peoples.

He says people in small and remote communities are most vulnerable and at risk.

For crisis support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or go to beyondblue.org.au.

Thanks to National Indigenous Radio Service @NatIndigRadio http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/35475/Call-for-better-mental-health-stats-for-LGBTI-Indigenous-Australians.html

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