The sad fact is Australia is undergoing an epidemic.
It is not only are our Indigenous Youth at risk.
Suicide statistics grim
Since Christmas, the incidents of Indigenous Youth Suicide has risen markedly with statistics from the ABS and leading Mental Health bodies grimly frightening but also easy to assimilate and raise alarm.
Rate of Suicide dramatically increasing
The rate of suicide is consistently increasing and has been for a number of years.
We need our government to listen and we need change NOW.
Below is my post share to the link for a Petition, already initiated by a friend working in the area of mental health.
The petition Calls for the Australian Government to take immediate action on Indigenous youth suicides.
Of course it goes without saying, immediate action needs to be taken in respect to suicide affecting a host of demographics in Australia. Cast your mind to the likes of –
- the drought stricken areas of this vast country
- areas of unemployment
- single parents and youth of those families
The list is not exhaustive and surely gleams deep problems within our society.
For deeper understanding and comprehension of the degree of urgency, I ask that you read my comment on the petition, link below, because you need to be aware of the dire state and trend of mental health in Australia.
Please sign and share.