A West Australian Aboriginal Corporation says the state's suicide rate among Indigenous people has reached crisis point.
26 Apr 2013 - 5:56 PM  UPDATED 26 Aug 2013 - 2:01 PM

A West Australian Aboriginal Corporation says the state's suicide rate among Indigenous people has reached crisis point.

 

The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation is holding a summit next month to address the issue and is calling on the state government and other agencies to take part.

 

The corporation's director Robert Eggington says WA's Indigenous community, particularly the Noongar people, are in a panic about the reportedly high suicide rates.

 

Mr Eggington and his wife Selina also lost their 27-year-old son Bob to suicide three years ago.

 

He told Western Australia correspondent Ryan Emery, the number of suicides being reported to his organisation is alarming.