As many as one in ten Indigenous deaths could be caused by suicide, a suicide prevention researcher has warned.
Gerry Georgatos says the official statistics are masking the true extent of the crisis, and he’s sounding the alarm on the rate of suicide amongst young Indigenous Australians.
‘Too many are dying too young,’ says Georgatos.
The researcher says the Indigenous youth suicide crisis is so ‘catastrophic’, he’s set up an online petition calling on the Prime Minister to establish a royal commission.
Gerry Georgatos joins Patricia Karvelas on RN Breakfast.
Wednesday 13 July 2016