Both major parties continue to see our community as a problem that requires solving. Nothing will be solved until we have a seat at the table.
Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Youth suicide has been on the political agenda for over two decades, but collectively we fail to face up to what this existential predicament means -- and what factors are causing it, writes Australia21's Richard Eckersley.
Suicidal behaviour and self-harm remain a concern, a part of a widely perceived crisis in mental health. There's a greater denial behind youth suicide, writes researcher Richard Eckersley.
Aaron Stuart is from the Ngarabunna tribe. He spends his days saving -- and sometimes failing to save -- the lives of suicidal people. Aboriginal identity is his best defence, writes Kate Horowitz.
In Port Augusta, there is relentless talk among the community of black shadows haunting Aboriginal males, enticing them to harm themselves, writes Kate Horowitz.
Most young people in custody in the NT are on remand, the consequences of which – social isolation, family and community fracture, stigmatisation, disrupted education, cultural and work opportunities – are all significant suicide risk factors.