The Indigenous Mental Health Crisis and 'The Voice' | Q&A

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Shared August 21, 2019

This episode was broadcast on Monday, 19 August 2019.

What difference will The Voice make to serious problems like the Indigenous mental health crisis?

Amy Smith asked: The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons between 15 and 34 years of age in 2017 was 47.2 per 100,000 persons - over 3 times that of Non-Indigenous Australians. In the first 3 months of this year alone we had 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples take their own life including three 12-year-old children. I know the panel is aware of these statistics and whilst there are initiatives and money being thrown into suicide prevention from the government recently, how would the Uluru statement of the Heart help us as a society overcome the impact colonisation, inter-generational trauma and centuries of oppression in a way that truly represents the 500+ nations of this land?

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