Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.386-387 SIEC No: 19980209

A best practice pilot project to establish a culturally appropriate mental health service in aboriginal communities was discussed in this poster session. A community development approach was used in the planning & implementation of the program. It is believed suicide prevention begins at birth & continues throughout life. Suicide support programs offer counselling, referrals, & diversionary & art therapies. Other projects in development include parenting workshops, youth & womens’ groups.