15NRHC Recommendation - 03/26/2019 - 22:51

That the Federal and State governments responds to the crisis in Indigenous suicide, which is particularly severe in rural and remote areas , by partnering with Aboriginal leaders and communities to respond to the factors underlying the tragically high rates of suicides and through resourcing Social and Emotional Well being programs within Aboriginal community controlled health services to provide effective prevention and treatment programs as well as colocated specialist mental health services.

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Yes. Contributors to suicide include lack of social security, lack of secure employment, poor housing and homelessness, inadequate and inappropriate education and other aspects of poverty. By addressing social determinants of health we will reduce the need for mental health care.