'We save one or two': Doctor speaks about his community torn apart by suicide 'epidemic'

The Kimberley has one of the world’s worst suicide rates. Australian Doctor speaks with the doctor in the midst of a national shame.

‘‘They are impulsive acts while intoxicated. It can be after a small argument, a trivial argument with a relative, friend or partner, and they just go off and find some hose."

There are no nice, comforting words to describe what confronts Associate Professor Murray Chapman.

A psychiatrist, trained in the UK, he is currently clinical director of the Kimberley Mental Health and