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Literature review

Indigenous adolescent mental health: what is the role of primary health care?

Mental health Indigenous health Australia

This review of current research examines the current state-of-play of Indigenous adolescent primary mental health care in Australia. The differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous concepts of mental health are presented. Indigenous Australians are more likely to be hospitalised for mental health disorders than the general Australian population, and reasons for this disparity are explored. Indigenous primary mental health care programs should be designed and delivered in a manner that is culturally sensitive and appropriate.


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