Journal article

An Australian Indigenous community-led suicide intervention skills training program: community consultation findings

Bushra Nasir, Steve Kisely, Leanne Hides, Geetha Ranmuthugala, Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Neeraj S Gill, Noel Hayman, Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Maree Toombs

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known of the appropriateness of existing gatekeeper suicide prevention programs for Indigenous communities. Despite the high rates of Indigenous suicide in Australia, especially among Indigenous youth, it is unclear how effective existing suicide prevention programs are in providing appropriate management of Indigenous people at risk of suicide. METHODS: In-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with Indigenous communities in rural and regional areas of Southern Queensland. Thematic analysis was performed on the gathered information. RESULTS: Existing programs were time-intensive and included content irrelevant to Indigenous people. There was ..

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