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Closing the gap in Indigenous LGBTI mental health

In the Aboriginal community, intentional self-harm is the most common cause of death for people aged between 15 and 34. If the risk wasn’t already high enough, it’s even more pronounced among blackfellas who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. When Dameyon Bonson noticed that Commonwealth funded services weren’t catering for Indigenous people […]

It’s time to talk about the suicide rates of Indigenous LGBQTI people in Australia

Nobody knows exactly how many LGBTI Indigenous Australians commit suicide each year, but we know it’s a lot. A new report released last week has highlighted the urgent need to address this issue. The report from last year’s roundtable, which was released last week, identified the following necessary objectives: To ensure that the voices of the […]

No data exists on suicide among gay and trans Indigenous Australians

No data exists on suicide among gay and trans Indigenous Australians. Lack of inclusion in decision making is holding back treatment, conference in Alice Springs to be told No data exists on the rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI people but the elevated risk is obvious and a lack of inclusion […]