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Young Indigenous men highest suicide rate in world: report

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Australian-Youth-Development-IndexThe rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report.

Reporting for the ABC, Siobhan Fogarty notes, ‘The first ever Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) was compiled as part of International Youth Day.

‘The index helps formulate youth development policy in the domains of education, health and wellbeing, employment as well as political and civic participation, measured across 16 key indicators.

‘Among the reports findings were alarming statistics on youth suicide, which showed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men between 25 and 29 had the highest suicide rates in the entire world.’

Read Fogarty’s report http://bit.ly/abcfog1

Download the Index at youthaction.org.au/australian_ydi

* Those affected by this report can call Lifeline 13 11 14


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