The failure to address problems faced by the Aboriginal community is partly the fault of the indigenous suicide crisis in Australia, experts claim.
An alarming number of young native girls have committed suicide in recent months, while five have committed suicide in just nine days.
The wave of deaths began with a 15-year-old in Queensland, followed by girls aged 12, 14, 15 and 12 in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Managing Director of Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources Ken Zulumovski said that intergenerational trauma and lack of community involvement had played an important role.
An alarming number of young indigenous girls have taken their own lives in recent months, five of whom committed suicide in just nine days (file image)
A 12-year-old indigenous girl living in a community near Adelaide took her own life Friday (file photo)
What we know is that when a child makes a decision to end their life, they are in an overwhelming physiological need. So they feel completely abandoned and completely helpless, "he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; In some of these areas where it happens, native Australians are pushed to the outside world or become peripherals as a result of the confiscation of their land.
He said that they had thereby become refugees in their own country.
& # 39; Native Australians have passed a profound physiological injury and this is one of the symptoms. & # 39;
& # 39; We're going to celebrate the day of Australia and what do we celebrate exactly? & # 39;
Mr Zulumovski said that part of the problem is a "chronic lack of appropriate engagement skills". used to be.
The wave of deaths began with a 15-year-old in Queensland, followed by girls aged 12, 14, 15 and 12 in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia
A 12-year-old native girl in Adelaide (photo) has taken her own life – making her the fifth Aboriginal girl to commit suicide in nine days
A 15-year-old girl took her own life in Perth this month. The large number of young girls committing suicide has turned the community upside down
Youth Action Policy and advocacy manager Jacqui McKenzie said that suicide among young people was a problem for a long time and that more needs to be done to address the problem.
She said there were a number of questions about how Australia had acted in responding to problems with indigenous peoples.
& # 39; Have we responded to alarming figures about child protection and removal of children? Have we responded to intergenerational trauma? & # 39;
She said that the systems were in place to prevent self-harm and suicide, but did not intervene early enough.
A 14-year-old girl in the Kimberley region (photo) of the Northern Territory also died of suicide
A 12-year-old boy was flown from Roma (photo) to Brisbane on Monday, where he offers life support in the hospital after a suicide attempt.
Waiting times to access services and the lack of culturally sensitive services were also major problems in Australia, she said.
Because culture and community are strong protective factors in the lives of young people, without the risk of being isolated, she said.
The five most recent cases began on January 3 when a 15-year-old from Western Australia visiting family in Queensland was admitted to hospital after self-injury. She died two days later as a result of her injuries.
The wave of reported suicides includes three cases in Western Australia, one in Queensland and the most recent in South Australia
On January 4, in South Hedland in Western Australia, a 12-year-old girl took her own life, while two days later, on January 6, a 14-year-old girl in the Northern Territory's Kimberley region also died suicide.
A 15-year-old girl from the south of Perth also took her own life on January 10 and the most recent case of the five occurred on January 11 in South Australia.
MAGAZINE OF TRAGEDY
JANUARY 3: Girl, 15, comes from Western Australia to self-harm in Queensland and dies two days later.
JANUARY 4: Girl, 12, kills herself in Western Australia.
JANUARY 6: Girl, 14, commits suicide in the Northern Territory.
JANUARY 10: Girl, 15, dies of suicide in Perth.
January 11: Girl, 12, kills herself in a community near Adelaide.
The head of the federal government's indigenous critical response team, Gerry Georgatos, said poverty and lack of education were identified as factors that led to the deaths, but added that sexual assaults persisted in a third of cases.
The native lawyer Hannah McGlade has advised the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights in Geneva and said there is a clear link between child abuse, domestic violence and the high levels of indigenous girls and women who took their own lives.
Last year, the United Nations emphasized the level of violence against indigenous women and girls in Australia and called for a specific national action plan & # 39 ;, said Dr. McGlade to The Australian.
& # 39; People who are funded to give suicide prevention plans do not address the level of sexual violence of our women and girls.
For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14.
Anyone in Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis or thinking of suicide can contact Lifeline.
Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, their trained volunteers are ready to listen, support and refer.