Aboriginal suicide rate deepens because an average of three people spend their lives a week

On average, three native Australians have taken their own lives every week since the beginning of this year.

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Seventy-seven Aboriginal people committed suicide in the five months to May, with seven only ending their lives in the last week.

Of the dead, 74 people lived in poverty, 71 in social housing and three people lived roughly.

Half of the deaths were from people under the age of 26, while 20 from children were as young as 12, The Australian reported.

Seventy-seven Aboriginals committed suicide in the five months to May, with seven taking their lives only in the past week (stock image)

Seventy-seven Aboriginals committed suicide in the five months to May, with seven taking their lives only in the past week (stock image)

A week later and on the other side of the country in Perth, 14-year-old Rochelle Pryor took her own life shortly after she was posted

A week later and on the other side of the country in Perth, 14-year-old Rochelle Pryor took her own life shortly after she was posted

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A week later and on the other side of the country in Perth, 14-year-old Rochelle Pryor took her own life shortly after she was posted

Fifteen-year-old Jade Collard was the first victim of the horrible trend, after taking her own life on New Year's Day.

The teenager stayed with her mother for Christmas in Townsville, in the north of Queensland.

She was rushed to the hospital, but died two days later. She would be one of eight indigenous children who would use their lives in a three-week period.

& # 39; We must continue to share these stories to let people know that this is real – real children and real families have been left behind & # 39 ;, said Joseph & # 39; s sister Josephine.

& # 39; I see more deaths on the news and it's so hard … it's heartbreaking. & # 39;

Jade had told her mother Julia Hill-Collard in 2017 about abuse she had undergone by an older family member when she was only eight years old.

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A worried Mrs. Hill-Collard took her daughter to the police station to make a statement.

Although backlash from the extended family forced the couple to flee with Jade's older brother.

The trio left their Bunbury home for Rockingham because investigators investigated the case.

A male relative was charged, but since the case was close to the lawsuit, the case was formally closed in September of the same year for various reasons.

In Jade's telephone diary entries were also found that describe moments of accident.

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The first entry took place on August 29, 2017 – Miss Hill-Collard said the same date that prosecutors told Jade that they didn't think they could successfully condemn the family member.

CHILDREN COME UNDER THE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY

In January, five Aboriginal girls committed suicide within two weeks.

Rochelle Pryor, 14, from Perth, took her own life shortly after she was posted.

Within nine days, a 15-year-old girl from Western Australia died after committing suicide, followed by a 12-year-old girl in Pilbara.

In East Kimberley, a 14-year-old girl also took her life.

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A second 12-year-old girl from Adelaide also died of suicide that month.

Around the same time, it was reported that a 12-year-old native boy from Brisbane was rushed to the hospital after a suicide attempt.

Five young indigenous girls took their own lives throughout Australia in January (photo Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help on social media)

Five young indigenous girls took their own lives throughout Australia in January (photo Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help on social media)

Five young indigenous girls took their own lives throughout Australia in January (photo Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help on social media)

A week later and on the other side of the country in Perth, 14-year-old Rochelle Pryor took her own life shortly after being bullied.

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Rochelle wrote: & # 39; When I'm gone, bullying and racism stop. & # 39;

Only one friend answered and later that evening her father Geoffrey found her unconscious in her bedroom.

The schoolgirl died nine days later on January 10 in the hospital.

For the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, former coordinator Gerry Georgatos, the deaths among the girls are evidence of the deepening suicide crisis.

Georgatos said he had met with families who lost a nine-year-old child to suicide, and in one case, a child of the young age of six had tried to commit suicide.

& # 39; Steadfastly unthinkable for a six-year-old to think about ending his life, but it is the grim reality and our political and moral obligations should be to prioritize and reduce this crisis in an authentic way, & # 39 ; he said.

Georgatas revealed the latest figures about suicide and noted that a third of the deaths occurred in Queensland.

Forty percent of the children who cost their lives in the last year were native Australians.

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles noted that the state's Suicide Prevention Health Task Force had already held three round table meetings to discuss how to curb growth rates.

& # 39; The ideas of those round table discussions include resources to support culturally capable health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers and caregivers, culturally informed and co-designed hospital emergency environments and implementation of culturally safe referral routes for native peoples, & # 39; said Mr. Miles. .

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Top medical institutions such as the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organization have already demanded that the suicide rate be placed high on the national agenda.

Leading indigenous physician Mark Wenitong shared the sentiment and said that not enough services had been provided to help lower rates.

Last month, the government revealed that $ 461 million would be spent on mental health care for young people – but only $ 5 million in four years would go to suicide among young people.

For confidential support in Australia LIFELINE: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au. Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

For the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, former coordinator Gerry Georgatos (photo) was the deaths of the girls proof of the deepening suicide crisis

For the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, former coordinator Gerry Georgatos (photo) was the deaths of the girls proof of the deepening suicide crisis

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For the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, former coordinator Gerry Georgatos (photo) was the deaths of the girls proof of the deepening suicide crisis

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