FASD-CAN Fact Sheet: Mental Health and Suicide

FASD-CAN recently published a Fact Sheet on mental health for those with FASD. It makes for sobering reading. 

"Due to the estimated prevalence of FASD in Aotearoa, and the greatly increased risk of suicide in this population, we believe FASD makes a significant contribution to our national suicide statistics. However, current initiatives do not address the extremely poor mental health outcomes and high levels of suicidality found specifically among the FASD population, or the workforce capacity building required to improve the level of FASD knowledge and training required across the entire mental health workforce."

Click here to read and/or download.