Lifelong ambition realised with launch of Jilya Institute for Mental Health

By Lindy Kerin
Source: NITV News

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a dedicated research and training institute has been launched to try and reduce the rate of suicides in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Westerman Jilya Institute for Mental Health has been officially launched in Western Australia.

“It’s a realisation of a lifelong dream to be honest, so I’m the happiest person in Australia,” Nyamal psychologist Dr Westerman told NITV.

Jilya means my child in Dr Westerman’s Nyamal language.

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