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1

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is the best term used to define _____ in Aboriginal and/or torres strait islander communities

health

2

What are the predisposing factors to poor SEWB in IA/TSI communities?

wider socio-political factors

History and the impacts of colonisation

Stolen Generations

Intergenerational trauma

Racial Discrimination

3

Stressful life events can negatively effect the lives of individuals, families and communities

 

What is the ratio of stressful life events for Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander people compared to Australians?

 

How many times greater risk are they at to be exposed to stressful life events?

1:4 times more than regualar australians

 

2 to 5 times greater risk than non-aboriginal

4

What are the unique aspects of ABoriginal culture that can have a significant influence on Aboriginal SEWB?
 

 

These are said to serve as sources of resilience and strength when faced with adversity

Connection to Land, Culture, Spirituality and Ancestry

 Kinship

 Self determination, Community Governance and Cultural Continuity

5

What are the 9 guiding principles for treating aboriginal / TSI mental health and SEWB

6

Was suicide / mental health as prevalent before european colonialisation?

No

 

Now aboriginals are some of the highest effected with the issues=

7

What % of aboriginals died from suicide in 2010?

 

What was the rate for non-aboriginal

4.2%

 

non aboriginal = 1.6%

 

They are 2.6x more likely to commit suicide

8

What age group is more likely to commit suicide for aboriginal males?

 

What is the rate compared to non-indigenous?

25-29

 

4x more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous

9

What age group is more likely to commit suicide for aboriginal females?

 

What is the rate compared to non-indigenous?

20-24 age group

 

5x more likely than non-aboriginals

10

What did The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in custody (RCIADIC, 1991) acknowledge was contributing to the heightened risk of mental health problems, substance abuse and suicide within aboriginal and TSI communities?

inter-connected issues of cultural dislocation 

personal trauma 

the ongoing stresses of disadvantage,

racism,

alienation 

exclusion

11

What is the national aboriginal and torres strait islander health survey (NATSIH)?

A modified (five-question) version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K5) was used to measure non-specific psychological distress of an individual.

 

A high score indicates that the person may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression on a regular basis

12

According to the national aboriginal and torres strait islander health survey (NATSIH)

What % of indigenous respondents had high/very high levels of psychological distress?

 

What is this in relation to regular australians?

30% (2012-2013 survey)

 

three times as likely as other australians

13

What effect does being in a remote area have on indigenous mental health?

Makes them more likely to report mental stress

14

Are indigenous men or women more likely to report serious psychological distress?

women

15

When applying assessment and treatment to indigenous populations, what is absolutely crucial you make sure that the treatment is?

Culturally Appropriate

 

16

In what way does mental health present itself differently in indigenous and non-indigenous communities?

17

What are "culture bound syndromes" in aboriginal mental health?

18

What are 4 ways culture influences peoples lives on the psychological level?