We should weep, but more importantly we should act to stop Indigenous suicides

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I have sat with hundreds of families in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that have lost loved ones to suicide.

They are crying out to be heard.

In the last few years I have written more than 300 articles on the suicide crisis and on suicide prevention.

In those same years I have supported hundreds of suicide affected-families and thousands of critically at-risk individuals.

Vaux 3cIn my view, understanding why one has suicidal thoughts should be our most pressing need.

We are losing at least 3,000 Australians to suicide each year.

More than one quarter of the…

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