The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm and Youth Suicide

The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm and Youth Suicide brings together the voices of Elders and community leaders from across affected communities that wished to speak publicly about the causes and solutions needed to address this issue.

From the foreword:

"This solution-based Report holds the experience of Elders from communities from Cape York, to the Kimberley on what needs to be done to address this crisis. These are the words of our Elders who have witnessed firsthand the grief and despair that youth suicide inflicts on families and communities.

What makes this Report different from other mainstream investigations into these issues is that the solutions come from the people. They have not been watered down, marginalised or interpreted by outside ‘experts’ or governments. What is most striking is that from one side of the country to the other, the speakers in this project share the same views about what is causing the rise in youth suicide and the solutions needed to halt the loss of young lives."

Download the report here (PDF).

What other community-developed tools and resources do you know to be effective in addressing self-harm and suicide in Indigenous communities?

You may also be interested in resources produced by Conversations Matter on the needs and views of Indigenous peoples and groups when discussing suicide.