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Women of Note: Dr. Tracy Westerman

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Each day eight Australians die by suicide and it’s the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 44.

Though for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, the suicide rate is twice that of their non-indigenous counterparts and people in rural populations are two times more likely to die by suicide.

Dr Tracy Westerman, a world leader in Aboriginal mental health, cultural competency and suicide prevention, is trying to change that statistic. Read more here

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