Mental health services and suicide prevention strategies for Indigenous people

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This issue will focus on solutions rather than problems encountered by Indigenous people. It is widely accepted that Indigenous people face significant barriers in seeking help and accessing mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services. Suicide rates for Indigenous people are of grave concern, being twice that of other Australians. In addition, the pervasive nature of high psychological distress levels in the community has resulted in Indigenous suicide becoming a public health problem. At this moment in time the greatest need is to highlight service models, programs and strategies that have the potential to make a difference to the current landscape.We are looking for research articles, case studies and reviews of such services and models for this issue with the aim of providing a foundation on which to develop result oriented, transferable and sustainable public health programs.Preference will be given to co-authored papers between Indigenous and non Indigenous people, specifically addressing possible solutions rather than repeating the problem.

Abstracts – due: 1 April 2015 to the coordinating editor: Anton.Isaacs@monash.edu
Abstracts should clearly state:

  • What is already known about the topic?
  • What this paper adds?

Manuscript submissions – due 1 June 2015

Authors should follow guidelines available at: http://amh.e-contentmanagement.com/page/87/submit-papers

 

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