Grants to fight sui­cide

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THE NT Gov­ern­ment has awarded over $200,000 worth of sui­cide pre­ven­tion com­mu­nity grants to ap­pli­cants across the Ter­ri­tory.

Min­is­ter for Health Natasha Fyles said the grants would help run com­mu­nity pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties that pro­mote sui­cide aware­ness through­out the NT.

“Th­ese grants will pro­vide com­mu­ni­ties with the re­sources to tackle the stigma as­so­ci­ated with sui­cide and pro­mote a mes­sage of aware­ness with a unique lo­cal mes­sage” she said.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion Nga­ree Ah Kit said com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and lead­er­ship was the key to pre­vent­ing sui­cides.

The NT has the high­est sui­cide rate in the coun­try.

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