A leading First Nations researcher in suicide has welcomed a proposal for an inquest into multiple suicides throughout the Pilbara and the Kimberley, however he says it should be conducted nationally.

An inquest has been proposed to examine the circumstances surrounding 12 or more deaths in the region with some public hearings expected to begin towards the end of the year.

The move comes as communities in northern Western Australia deal with the loss of a young girl who took her own life over the weekend.

Academic and researcher, Gerry Georgatos (pictured) says it’s at crisis point and affects the entire national landscape.


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