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Northern Territory Youth Suicide

Northern Territory Youth Suicide

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Gone Too Soon:
A Report into Youth Suicide in
the Northern Territory
Gone Too Soon:
A Report into Youth Suicide in
the Northern Territory

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY11th Assembly
Select Committee onYouth Suicides in the NT
Gone Too Soon:A Report into Youth Suicide inthe Northern Territory
 
COMMITTEE REPORT
March 2012
Presented and ordered tobe printed by theLegislative Assembly ofthe Northern TerritoryMarch 2012
 
Contents
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Contents
Chair’s Preface......................................................................................................................... ii
 
Committee Members .............................................................................................................. iv
 
Committee Secretariat ............................................................................................................ v
 
Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................. v
 
Acronyms and Abbreviations ................................................................................................ vi
 
Terms of Reference .............................................................................................................. viii
 
Executive Summary ................................................................................................................ x
 
Recommendations ............................................................................................................... xiii
 
1. CONDUCT OF THE INQUIRY ............................................................................... 1
 
2. BACKGROUND ..................................................................................................... 2
 
2.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 2
 
2.1.1 Definitions ............................................................................................................................... 2
 
2.1.2 Reason for Inquiry .................................................................................................................. 3
 
2.1.3 Overview of Findings .............................................................................................................. 4
 
2.2 Statistical Overview of Youth Suicide in the NT............................................................ 7
 
2.3 Issues Current and Emerging ....................................................................................... 16
 
2.3.1 Risk and Protective Factors .................................................................................................. 16
 
2.3.2 Infrastructure ........................................................................................................................ 27
 
2.3.3 Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Education ................................................................ 30
 
2.4 Government Policies and Funding ............................................................................... 35
 
2.4.1 Federal Government Policies and Funding........................................................................... 35
 
2.3.2 NT Government Policies and Funding .................................................................................. 46
 
2.4 Programs and Services .................................................................................................. 59
 
2.4.1 Types of Services ................................................................................................................. 59
 
2.4.2 Service Delivery Issues ........................................................................................................ 66
 
2.5 Data Collection and Research ....................................................................................... 73
 
2.5.1 Data Collection ..................................................................................................................... 73
 
2.5.2 Research ............................................................................................................................... 78
 
3. ACTION ............................................................................................................... 82
 
3.1 Building Strong, Healthy and Resilient Communities ................................................ 85
 
3.1.1 Challenges of Geographic Isolation ...................................................................................... 86
 
3.1.2 Building Community Resilience ............................................................................................ 93
 
3.2 Identifying and Helping those at Risk ........................................................................ 117
 
3.2.1 Gatekeeper Training ........................................................................................................... 119
 
3.2.2 School Counselling and Guidance Services ....................................................................... 122
 
3.2.3 Youth Engagement Police Officers ..................................................................................... 124
 
3.2.4 Youth Diversion Programs .................................................................................................. 125
 
3.2.5 Young Offenders and the Criminal Justice System ............................................................ 135
 
3.2.6 Telephone Counselling and Online Strategies .................................................................... 139
 
3.2.7 Youth Friendly/Youth Specific Mental Health and Counselling Services ............................ 140
 
3.3 Helping the Bereaved and Stopping the Contagion ................................................. 145
 
3.3.1 Social and Cultural Perceptions of Suicide ......................................................................... 146
 
3.3.3 Organisational Capacity to Respond to Suicide .................................................................. 155
 
3.3.4 Community Based Responses to Suicide ........................................................................... 163
 
3.4 Smarter Service Delivery ............................................................................................. 174
 
3.4.1 Coordination and Collaboration .......................................................................................... 175
 
3.4.2 Community and Place Based Solutions .............................................................................. 186
 
3.4.2 Funding Issues ................................................................................................................... 189
 
4. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................... 192
 
Appendix A: Submissions received .................................................................................. 194
 
Appendix B: Hearings and Forums .................................................................................. 195
 

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