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Mind, body, spirit: co-benefits for mental health from climate change adaptation and caring for country in remote Aboriginal Australian communities

Berry, Helen; Butler, James; Burgess, Paul; King, Ursula; Tsey, Komla; Cadet-James, Yvonne; Rigby, C Wayne; Raphael, Beverley

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The evident and unresolved health disparity between Aboriginal and other Australians is testament to a history of systematic disenfranchisement. Stigma, lack of appropriate services and the expense of delivering services in remote settings make it impossible to adequately address mental health needs, including suicide, solely using a mainstream medical approach. Nor do mainstream approaches accommodate the relationship between Aboriginal health and connectedness to land, whether traditional or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53457
Source: NSW Public Health Bulletin
DOI: 10.1071/NB10030

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