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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Cannabis and mental health (2010)

Author

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

Publisher

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

City

Sydney

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This one-page factsheet has been developed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with information on the connection between different mental illnesses and cannabis use. The illnesses covered include:

The factsheet encourages people who have a mental illness not to use cannabis. It was produced as part of the Cannabis: it's not our culture project by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.

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When to use this resource

Health workers who have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients with mental illnesses, or clients who use cannabis, could offer this factsheet to their clients to help them understand the unhealthy connection between cannabis use and some mental illnesses.

Contact details

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)
University of New South Wales Randwick Campus NDARC Building R1 Level 1
22-32 King Street
PO Box 684
Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9385 0208
Fax: (02) 9385 0201
Email: info@ncpic.org.au

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Last updated: 2 February 2012
 
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