Caution: Some people may find the content on this website confronting or distressing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also warned that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.
Please carefully consider your needs when reading the following information about Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention. If you are looking for help or crisis support, please contact:
13YARN (13 92 76), Lifeline (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4536).
The AIHW acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities that are affected by suicide each year. If you or your community has been affected by suicide and need support, please contact the Indigenous Suicide Postvention Services on 1800 805 801.
The AIHW supports the use of the Mindframe guidelines on responsible, accurate and safe suicide and self-harm reporting. Please consider these guidelines when reporting on these topics.
A Decade of Data: Findings from the first 10 years of Footprints in Time
The Decade of Data report includes information about factors related to mental health such as experiences of racism sleep and stressful life events. The principal aim of the Footprints in Time study is to follow the developmental pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to discover what helps Indigenous children ‘grow up strong’. This report contains various articles reporting on findings from the first ten years of The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) dataset.