Support call after apparent suicide of 10yo Indigenous girl

SUPPORT for younger generations from a remote community in Western Australia's north is vital following the apparent suicide of a 10-year-old girl, according to a prominent psychologist.

The girl was found dead in a bush community in the West Kimberley on Sunday night.

Government services are working to try to support local families, and a counsellor has already been made available for students at the community school.

Psychologist Michael Carr-Greg said it was important children were given support to deal with their grief.

"Sadly when such an incident occurs it puts a lot of other young people who might already have some vulnerability at even increased vulnerability, so it's very important that the mental health workers on the scene go in there and contextualise this," Dr Carr-Greg said.


Topics:  indigeneous suicide youth

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