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Territory Labor launches suicide prevention strategic framework



Territory Labor launches suicide prevention strategic framework


Fyles, Natasha Kate

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Australian Labor Party


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Suicide; Policy

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Northern Territory Government

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Sadly, the Territorys suicide statistics are the highest in the country. In 2015, 50 lives were taken by suicide in NT. That is a rate of 21 people for every 100,000 people in our community. The NT Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 provides a vision for how everyone in our community can work together to reduce suicide. This framework gives us the pathway forward in reducing this burden of loss and grief, and supporting all in our community to live lives filled with meaning and purpose. This is an ambitious, but achievable target, if all sectors of our community work together to address those factors that contribute to suicide. Comments attributable to Assistant Minister for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Disabilities Ngaree Ah Kit: Like many Territorians, my family has been touched by the pain and suffering of suicide, and I know first-hand that this can and does affect our whole community. Almost every week in the Northern Territory, a person takes their own life and leaves behind family, friends, and a broader community, grieving for the life that tragically ended too soon. This framework and the new grants will empower non-government organisations and community members to deliver important localised suicide prevention projects across the Territory, to help in preventing suicide. NT Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 20182023: https://digitallibrary.health.nt.gov.au/prodjspui/bitstream/10137/7055/1/Northern%20Territo ry%20Suicide%20Prevention%20Strategic%20Framework%202018-2023.pdf Applications for grants close Tuesday 2 October to apply, visit: https://nt.gov.au/suicideprevention-grants Media Contact: Gino Luglietti 0401 119 794 People who talk about suicide are at risk and should be taken seriously. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, talk to someone now. This can be your family or friends, or one of the many professionals available to help. For help over the phone now call the NT mental health crisis line on 1800 682 288 or one of the 24 hour mental health hotlines: o Lifeline Call 13 11 14 o Beyondblue Call 1300 224 636 o Samaritans Crisis Line Call 13 52 47 o Suicide Call Back Service Call 1300 659 467 o Kids Help Line Call 1800 551 800 o Mensline Australia Call 1300 789 978 o Defence Force all hours support line Call 1800 628 036 o Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) - call 13 14 50 and ask to speak to Lifeline. In an emergency call 000. https://digitallibrary.health.nt.gov.au/prodjspui/bitstream/10137/7055/1/Northern%20Territory%20Suicide%20Prevention%20Strategic%20Framework%202018-2023.pdf https://digitallibrary.health.nt.gov.au/prodjspui/bitstream/10137/7055/1/Northern%20Territory%20Suicide%20Prevention%20Strategic%20Framework%202018-2023.pdf https://nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants https://nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/mental-health/24-hour-mental-health-hotlines https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ https://thesamaritans.org.au/get-help-support/ https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ https://kidshelpline.com.au/ https://mensline.org.au/ http://www.defence.gov.au/Health/DMH/AllHoursSupportLine.asp https://www.tisnational.gov.au/

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