The NT Government has set out yet again to cut the Territory's alarming suicide rate in half over the next 10 years.
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of suicide in young people, with Indigenous children particularly at risk.
Last year, the NT Department of Health received 46 suicide notifications from the coroner's office - which is almost one death a week.
Natasha Fyles, the Minister for Health, has deemed the target as ambitious, but says it is one "we know we must tackle".
Last week the NT Government released its new mental health strategy, delivering on election promises to review existing strategies.
The plan expands on the NT Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023, released by the Government in August of last year.
"The Northern Territory has the highest rate of suicide in young people, and we recognise the devastating impact this has on our community," Ms Fyles said.
"The NT Mental Health Strategic Plan aims to treat the signs and symptoms of mental health illness as early as possible, holistically and as close to home and community as possible.
"The plan will help to achieve our target of halving our suicide rate over the next 10 years.
"It's an ambitious target but one we know we must tackle to ensure Territorians enjoy full and fulfilling lives."
According to the government, the plan provides clearer direction and understanding of the social and emotional health and wellbeing of Territorians with mental health issues.
It also outlines the Territory Government's priority areas, which include developing a regional plan, increasing access to appropriate housing, vocational and education opportunities, putting people at the centre of support and services and reducing stigma.
"Overall, the NT Mental Health Strategic plan 2019-2025 focuses on building stronger links between mental health education, early intervention, treatment, postvention services and recovery services," a NT spokesman said.
The strategy will focus on individuals and communities to establish culturally appropriate programs and priorities.
"Mental health does not discriminate as it can affect anyone at any time," Assistant Minister for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Disabilities, Ngaree Ah Kit said.
"The Territory Labor Government is determined to offer productive mental health services for vulnerable Territorians in a safe and caring environment."
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