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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

An app to help people with suicidal thoughts

 

Overview

Suicide in Indigenous communities is two times higher than the national average, with those aged 15-34 most at risk.

This project aims to determine whether an interactive app is useful in reducing suicidal ideation and psychological distress among Indigenous youth. The app is based primarily on acceptance and commitment therapy and includes activities to help people deal with distressing thoughts and emotions, to identify their values, and to make behavioural changes.

Adapted from Black Dog Institute

Contacts

Dr Fiona Shand
Postdoctoral Fellow
Black Dog Institute
Hospital Road
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9382 4530
Email: fionas@unsw.edu.au

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Last updated: 2 August 2013
 
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