The Drought Mental Health Assistance Package (DMHAP) for New South Wales was announced by the State Government in October 2006. Its aim was to deal with prolonged stress in rural communities affected by drought through increasing capacity in individuals, service providers and communities.
The Suicide Prevention for Country SA initiative is based on central coordination, support and the development of cross regional networking. The origin, development, model of operation, and activities of the initiative are described. The paper discusses the focus on young people and Aboriginal men in...