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The Mental Health Crisis on Manus Island

Posted on: Tue 23 Jan 2018

So far six detainees have died after being sent to Australia’s detention facilities on Manus Island, including two suicides in the last year.

Now after more cases of serious self-harm, advocates are urgently calling for more mental health services for detainees.

Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition joins presenters Sam and Casey to explain the latest incidents and how important it is to prevent further deaths.

Produced by Nick Ward.

Image sourced from Wikimedia Commons.


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