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Depression yarns: tackling depression and anxiety in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Posted on: 9 June, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 2, April 2010 - June 2010
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Men Women

Beyondblue (2010)
Depression yarns: tackling depression and anxiety in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities [DVD].
Melbourne: Beyondblue

Developed by beyondblue, the national depression initiative, this DVD seeks to increase awareness and understanding about the effect of depression and anxiety on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how such conditions can be addressed. The DVD contains seven segments with the first two segments focusing on the stories of two health workers and how they approach depression in their professional capacity when working with Indigenous men and women. The third segment tells the story of an Australian rugby league player and his personal battle with depression. Segments four and five are drama skits that depict the stories of an Indigenous man and an Indigenous woman, and their personal struggles with depression. Segment six provides a debriefing of the two drama skits and the final segment provides information on recognising the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. The content of the DVD is appropriate for consumers and health professionals and free copies of the DVD can be arranged by contacting beyondblue.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract 

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