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An analysis of suicide in indigenous communities of North Queensland : the historical, cultural and symbolic landscape / Ernest Hunter... [et al.]
Bib ID 3279279
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Edition Rev. ed. 
Description Canberra : Dept. of Health and Aged Care, 2000, c2001 
xii, 109 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642735352

An examination of suicides in Aboriginal communities in Queensland, based on community records as well as available mortality figures; historical, cultural and community contexts; distribution of suicide deaths across region, communities and time; emerging patterns; cultural context and cultural communication; the symbolism and understanding of hanging suicide; review of the epidemiological, psychological and public health implications of suicide prevention programs at individual, family, community and Indigenous society levels; mental health; State and Commonwealth strategies; health promotion and universal prevention - whole of community approaches; selective prevention - groups at elevated risk; indicated prevention and early intervention - individuals at elevated risk; standard treatments.


"Ernest Hunter, Joseph Reser, Mercy Baird, Paul Reser"

"Report prepared in May 1999 ; text revised in October 2000" ; copyright date is 2001.

Bibliography: p. 87-100.

Also available in an electronic version on the Internet. Address as of 7 September 2006:$FILE/analysis.pdf

Subjects Suicide victims -- Queensland, Northern -- Statistics.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Suicidal behavior -- Queensland, Northern.  |  Mental health - Suicide.  |  Substance use - Social and economic aspects.  |  Health services.  |  Social welfare - Government - Social security payments.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Indigenous peoples - North America.  |  Law enforcement - Custody.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Family.  |  Colonisation.  |  Art.  |  Employment - Unemployment.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Yarrabah / Cape Grafton (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Mornington Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-01)  |  Palm Island (NE Qld SE55-10)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)
Other authors/contributors Hunter, Ernest M  |  Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care  |  University of Queensland. Department of Social and Preventive Medicine  |  Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service  |  Yarrabah Community Council  |  James Cook University of North Queensland. School of Psychology and Sociology
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 2001. 

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