URGENT

- MEDIA RELEASE - MEDIA RELEASE - MEDIA RELEASE -

To all Media networks world wide

"Australia's Aboriginal youth Suicide is the World's highest rate of Suicide both within the Indigenous and non-Indigenous worlds"

Nyoongah men from the South West off Australia per head per population are the highest incarcerated peoples on the planet.

"WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S SHAME"

On Tuesday the 21st May 2013 at the Clontarf site 295 Manning Rd Waterford (opposite the Curt!n University) at 12:30pm - 4:00pm the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in Waterford Perth has requested by demand that Government Departnnents responsible for the Mental Heaith services and well-being of our people meet with the Nyoongah community to hear directly from our people the concerns we have as a community regarding the ongoing and ever increasing epidemic of suicide.

Our community is experienclng in excess of weekly based suicides and many more attempts and a continuum of self-inflicted injury issues.

This experience is causing a massive rupture of our community's spiritual heart and creating a traumatic burden of pain and suffering far many of our famiiies and pecple's.

The Dumbartung Ahoriginal Corporation has requested the State Coroner's office as well as the Commissioner for Mental Health, the Minister for Health and other senior Government representatives to attend so our community members can ask the hard questions regarding STOPPING THIS EPIDEMIC We belje.ve that the Governments and the Coroner's Office are hiding the true statistics and situations of suicide from the community's knowledge and awareness.

Our chi!dren are dying as early as eleven years of age from this introduced genocide.

There are no strategies or preventative programs that are eontrolled by Aboriginal agencies in the south west region this epidemic can only be deterred by our people and our will to survive.

RSVP Selina Eggington - Dumbartung on 08 9451 4977

"WE NEED TO TELL THE WORLD OUR STORY OUR WAY"