Person

Tanja Hirvonen

Guide

Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

These guidelines contain recommendations for the effective and appropriate psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Report

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution: Indigenous Lived Experience Project report

In June 2018, the Centre of Best Practce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Preventon (CBPATSISP) facilitated a workshop to investgate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experiences of suicide. The aims of the workshop were to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and...
Commentary

Why are we losing so many Indigenous children to suicide?

Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex, but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
Journal article

Dark chapters in Australian history: adopted children from the Stolen Generations

This article argues that it is imperative that psychologists working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today have a deep understanding of the impact of the traumatic history of the Stolen Generations.