Aboriginal suicide and self-harm help-seeking quandary
This research project:
- examined the attitudes held by Aboriginal people in a coastal region in New South Wales (NSW) towards suicide and self-harm
- proposed a new theory about the 'quandary' experienced by Aboriginal people who seek help when at risk of suicide or self-harm. (The researchers termed the theory the Aboriginal suicide and self-harm help-seeking quandary.)
A paper about the research was published in the Aboriginal and Islander health worker journal in 2008. The paper included recommendations for changes to the development and delivery of mental health services for Aboriginal people.
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Farrelly T (2008)
The Aboriginal suicide and self-harm help-seeking quandary.
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(1): 11-15