Community-led solutions vital in addressing youth suicide

Liotta M (Feb 9 2019) ‘Community-led solutions vital in addressing youth suicide.’ News GP RACGP

In the interview, Ken Wyatt stated: ‘This report must not join the other reports into Aboriginal wellbeing delivered over the last 15 years that simply sit and gather dust – this report must lead a paradigm shift that leads to community-led solutions that address the clear sense of suffering, hopelessness and disillusionment that is being felt,’ he said.

Opinion: As per the recommendations, it is critical that screening infants and children for fetal alcohol be inclusive of screening for the parents. We must consider the intergenerational impact of alcohol and ask the question of parents: Did your parents drink when you were a child?

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