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Mental health, Culture and also suicide. What are best options for our people?

Tom-CalmaIt was 20 years ago that the landmark Burdekin report on mental health among Indigenous Australians was launched. The report identified high rates of mental health conditions and the impact on our communities.

No surprises the resulting impact can only best be described as devastating.

The report recommended training our mob together with increasing the resources needed to deliver our own mental health...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:25

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The depths of hopelessness continues to thrive in our suicide riddled communities

Gary-Umbagai-EMAILSuicides are rampant among the 150,000 poorest Aboriginal peoples but many are concerned that next to nothing will be done to address this predicament.

Community leaders are saying 30 years ago Aboriginal peoples did not endure the rates of suicide they do today.

Many remote communities have been neglected by Governments to the point there is nothing there but people and...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:24

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