LOVE and HOPE
Suicide Prevention Campaign
9 November – 6 December 2018
The history of colonisation in countries such as Australia, and the intergenerational trauma left by past policies and ongoing racism, combined with the everyday realities of life have created difficult lived experiences for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with serious implications for our young people.
In Australia, suicide remains a leading cause of death for young people and the suicide rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remains unacceptably high at more than double the national suicide rate.
Culture is Life’s LOVE & HOPE Suicide Prevention campaign aims to raise awareness through communicating the evidence, lived experiences and Aboriginal-led solutions. The campaign will encourage everyone to listen with their hearts to the lived experiences of First Nations young people, their friends, families and communities.
Help and Support
If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours-a-day), contact your local Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation, call Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636 or call Q Life: 1800 184 527.