Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Dr Tom Calma says more needs to be done for Indigenous suicide prevention.
"There is a sense of despair, a sense of hopelessness," Dr Calma told the ABC.
"It's very, very frustrating… There's no consistent policy approach, there's no consistent funding and there is definitely a lack of real and meaningful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," Dr Calma said.
Last year more than 150 Aboriginal people took their own lives, with experts describing the situation in some regions as an epidemic.
The Kimberley has the highest rate of Indigenous suicide in the country, with eight deaths in the past year alone.
Federal health minister, Sussan Ley, will chair a roundtable on Indigenous suicide in the Kimberley on Friday.
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