This topic concerns youth suicide, suicide prevention and the mental health issues associated with suicide.
Information about mental health issues in general can be found in the Mental health topic.
The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) is taking applications for the 2014 National Gathering, where participants will develop, launch and lead national campaigns for social change. Original article
Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the West Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and engaging communications about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health. Original article
Police have described a substantial drop in the amount of crime committed by some of WA's worst young offenders in the past 12 months as "extraordinary", adding that diverting the teenagers into behaviour management programs has helped. Original article
A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction and Prevention reviews the effectiveness of peer-delivered information at music events. Original article
In a media statement, the Queenland Government has said that it is promising tough reforms to the Youth Justice Act will be pushed through as a matter of urgency when the Queensland Parliament resumes in February. Original article