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February 18, 2016
Fear

Suicide

Suicide is the FIFTH leading cause of death of Aboriginal people. In particular 15-24 year olds are over five times more likely to suicide than non-indigenous peers. Building on cultural strengths and supporting self-determination is likely to be the core component of any suicide program. This is what CASSE's Tjilirra Men's Movement attempts to do! Aboriginal people describe their physical and mental health as having a basis of ‘social and emotional well-being’ originating in a network of relationships (or connections) that includes between the individual and their community, traditional lands, family and kin, ancestors and the spiritual dimension of existence. Life is understood in holistic terms… linked to their ‘control over their physical environment, of dignity, of community self-esteem, and of justice’.
February 10, 2016

Psychological Crises – life and death – in the NT  

By Pamela Nathan Re: ‘Northern Territory intervention ‘fails on human rights’ and closing the gap’, published in The Guardian, 8 February, 2016. In November, the Australian […]

The Men's Tjilirra Movement was involved in workshops at Kintore last week. Working together to make tjilirra - traditional tools - strengthens cultural connection and provides a safe place to open up the difficult conversations that can #changeminds and #savelives #oncountry pic.twitter.com/wKfDMU8qlk

About 11 hours ago from CASSE Australia's Twitter via Twitter Web Client