Aboriginal Mental Health Case Study

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Introduction
Aboriginal people are culturally diverse with a substantial and convincing history. The Aboriginal Australians had an impact of colonisation, legislation and the stolen generation which has created a major hardship for them. These problems are continuing today with an impact on Aboriginal people and their mental health. As a result, of the impact of their history, problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression are becoming more ordinary in Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
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5th Dec. 2012) has outlined that mental health of indigenous Australians could be added as an objective to closing the gap program. This can reduce early deaths and improve well being of Indigenous Australians. Professor, Pat Dudgeon, The Commission member, and chairwoman of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association “believes that, indigenous mental health issue has been ignored particularly. There has been a gap in Indigenous mental health compared to non-Indigenous mental health. It has been reported that up to 15 per cent of the 10-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians has been put down to mental health conditions. The Commission in its report said that governments must fight the nasty cycles of weakness that make mental health issues in Indigenous communities more difficult. It is known as a major impact on communities, especially younger people’s mental health and emotional and spiritual well being. It has been stated by Commission chairman Professor Allan Fels that people from all backgrounds are affected, and the Commission plans to focus on diverse and helpless groups. "The Chief Executive of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation, Richard Weston stated there are lots of issues, problems and system gaps and many different groups of people. For instance, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, …show more content…
As per Professor Pat Dudgeon it is believed that a mental issue in Indigenous people has been ignored and there has been a gap in indigenous mental health then non indigenous mental health. The Chief Executive of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation, Richard Weston stated there are lots of problems and system gaps in many different groups of people. Mostly people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, veterans, refugees, people with intellectual disability, those living with borderline disability disorders and others who are facing very real challenges. There has been a future plan by the commission chairman Professor Allan Fels to focus on helping diverse and helpless

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