Year: 2016 Source: BMC Public Health. (2016).DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2762-1 SIEC No: 20160061

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people reportedly experience the highest risk of suicide in Australia. Transitions to boarding schools involve far more than simply negotiating the logistics of shifting from one school to another. Students in transition face major life changes: changes in residence; cultures, including language; autonomy; educational standards; roles, responsibilities and expectations; parental influence; personal freedom; and relationships; and are often confronted with institutional discrimination and racism.