Suicide rate for young Indigenous men highest in world

The rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report highlighting the challenges facing young Australians. The first ever Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) was compiled as part of International Youth Day. The index helps formulate youth development policy in the domains of education, health and wellbeing, employment as well as political and civic participation, measured across 16 key indicators. It …

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Harry Lovelock from Australian Psychological Society to present on forced adoption

Harry Lovelock, Senior Executive Manager at the Australian Psychological Society will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Forced adoption and the ripple effect Abstract: The forced removal of children was the subject of a Prime Ministerial Apology in 2012 with state government apologies following thereafter. The mothers, fathers and children who were impacted by these practices have faced multiple systemic barriers …

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