Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

16913Fwd: [WGAR-news] Australia: New test for depression in older Aboriginal people: CAAMA Radio; featuring Osvaldo Almeida

Expand Messages
  • WGAR News
    Apr 26, 2014
    • 0 Attachment


      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: WGAR News <wgar.news@...>
      Date: 27 April 2014 13:37
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: New test for depression in older Aboriginal people: CAAMA Radio; featuring Osvaldo Almeida
      To:


      New test for depression in older Aboriginal people:
      CAAMA Radio; featuring Osvaldo Almeida


      Newsletter date: 27 April 2014

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/26/wgar-news-new-test-for-depression-in-older-aboriginal-people-caama-radio-featuring-osvald

      Contents:

      * CAAMA Radio: New test for depression in older Aboriginal people [Featuring Osvaldo Almeida]
      * The Stringer: Depression tool culturally sensitive
      * SNAICC News: New edition of book on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing

      * Joline Samawi, The Wire: Community led organizations to prevent Aboriginal youth suicide [Featuring Randall Ross, Peter Mckonkey & Scott Herring]
      * Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Living Black Radio: The Elders Report [Featuring Lorna Hudson]
      * SNAICC News: Elders look for reasons and answers on Indigenous youth suicide crisis
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Scullion bent on saving lives
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Quality of life: White Australia 2nd, First Nations 122nd
      * Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

      * Marc Tong, SBS World News Radio: High rate of Indigenous youths under supervision
      * Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

      * Sovereign Union: Tribute to Mr. Roe written by Mark Jones from Save The Kimberley
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA


      * CAAMA RADIO:
      NEW TEST FOR DEPRESSION IN OLDER ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
      [FEATURING OSVALDO ALMEIDA]



      - Audio Interview

      CAAMA Radio: New test for depression in older Aboriginal people
      [CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
      http://caama.com.au/new-test-for-depression-in-older-aboriginal-people
      23 Apr 14: "The creators of a new culturally acceptable
      screening tool which helps diagnose depression in older
      aboriginal people believe that it will allow the start of
      new processes in diagnosing a range of other mental health
      issues. University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Professor
      Osvaldo Almeida says he expects the tool will be useful to
      medical professionals and others who are working in remote
      areas."


      * THE STRINGER:
      DEPRESSION TOOL CULTURALLY SENSITIVE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Depression tool culturally sensitive
      http://thestringer.com.au/depression-tool-culturally-sensitive/
      18 Apr 14: "University of Western Australia researchers have
      developed a first of its kind culturally acceptable
      screening tool for depression among older First Nations
      people living in remote areas. It is widely accepted that
      remote First Nations peoples are not inclined to turn up to
      health practitioners and describe sadness or depression, and
      rather any undiagnosed depression needs to be detected by
      information gathering from the practitioners. UWA Professor
      Leon Flicker said the new tool "has been modified from the
      commonly used depression risk assessment tool Patient Health
      Questionnaire (PHQ-9)." "We have adapted this tool by
      rewording and translating some of the questions to align
      with Indigenous cultural norms," said Professor Flicker."
      By The Stringer


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      NEW EDITION OF BOOK ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING



      - News

      SNAICC News: New edition of book on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing
      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1414
      22 Apr 14: "The Telethon Institute for Child and Health
      Research and the Kulunga Research Network have released a
      new edition of 'Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander Mental and Health and Wellbeing Principles
      and Practice'. Originally published in 2010, the book is
      designed for health workers, mental health practitioners,
      those working in areas supporting Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, as well as
      students. The new edition - edited by Pat Dudgeon, Helen
      Milroy and Roz Walker - contains a number of new chapters,
      providing more information on children and young people. ... "


      * JOLINE SAMAWI, THE WIRE:
      COMMUNITY LED ORGANIZATIONS TO PREVENT ABORIGINAL YOUTH SUICIDE
      [FEATURING RANDALL ROSS, PETER MCKONKEY & SCOTT HERRING]



      - Audio

      The Wire: Community led organizations to prevent Aboriginal youth suicide
      Produced by Joline Samawi
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11442
      15 Apr 14: "While successive Governments have implemented
      strategies to support aboriginal well being, aboriginal youth
      suicide remains a continuing concern among the community. A
      report released today which collects the thoughts of around
      30 elders is asking for people to support local organizations
      so that Aboriginal youth suicide can be prevented.
      Featured in story:
      * Randall Ross - co-founder and facilitator of Red Dust Healing
      * Peter Mckonkey - Manager from The Culture is Life Campaign.
      * Scott Herring - Yirimans Project mens coordinator"


      * MICHELLE LOVEGROVE, SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO:
      THE ELDERS REPORT
      [FEATURING LORNA HUDSON]



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Living Black Radio: The Elders Report
      By Michelle Lovegrove
      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/330200/t/The-Elders-Report/in/english
      18 Apr 14: "Nationwide consultations with Elders on why
      youth suicide is still such a huge issue for communities. ...
      Elders in northern Australia say a loss of cultural identity
      is one of the main reasons for rising Aboriginal youth
      suicides. ... A new report - The Elders Report - has been
      released, where 15 elders from across the country speak
      candidly about the increasing loss of young lives in their
      communities from self harm and suicides. ... Lorna Hudson
      from Derby in the Kimberley says young males in particular
      need access to 24-hour mental health support."


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      ELDERS LOOK FOR REASONS AND ANSWERS ON INDIGENOUS YOUTH SUICIDE CRISIS



      - News

      SNAICC News: Elders look for reasons and answers on Indigenous youth suicide crisis
      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1419
      24 Apr 14: "Over the last two decades rates of suicide have
      dramatically increased in Aboriginal communities across the
      top end of Australia, and Indigenous youth are most at risk.
      Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that
      the rate of suicide amongst Aboriginal youth is up to five
      times that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. In remote
      communities, such as the Kimberley region in Western
      Australia, suicide rates are almost 100 times the national
      average. Over 30 Aboriginal Elders from Australia’s Top End
      have released a new report in which they discuss the
      alarming increase of youth suicide and self-harm in their
      communities. ... "


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      SCULLION BENT ON SAVING LIVES



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Scullion bent on saving lives
      http://thestringer.com.au/scullion-bent-on-saving-lives/
      18 Apr 14: "996 reported suicides of First Nations people
      from 2001 to 2010 – 1 in 24 of all First Nations deaths are
      by suicide. 400 suicides estimated from 2011 to 2013, up
      from 100 per year to more than 130 per year. It is estimated
      that suicides could be as high as between 1 in 12 to 1 in 16
      if unreported suicides and the difficulty factor in securely
      classifying deaths by suicide are considered. Suicide rates
      among First Nations peoples in Western Australia and the
      Northern Territory are the highest in the nation, and among
      the highest rates in the world. Yesterday, I met once again
      with the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel
      Scullion, not as a journalist however as a researcher
      – in unveiling racism, premature deaths, unnatural deaths and
      suicides." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      QUALITY OF LIFE:
      WHITE AUSTRALIA 2ND, FIRST NATIONS 122ND



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Quality of life: White Australia 2nd, First Nations 122nd
      Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/876
      Source: The Stringer
      16 Mar 13: "Once again the United Nations has ranked
      Australia second behind Norway in its annual Human
      Development Index – for public health, social wealth,
      education, even happiness. But if Aboriginal peoples go
      stand-alone they would not be part of that 2nd rating
      – they would be 122nd. The United Nations Human Development
      Index is a measure of the quality of life across 187
      nations. Aboriginal peoples in various parts of Australia
      continue to languish in third-world conditions despite
      Australia powering on as the world’s thirteenth largest
      economy." Gerry Georgatos, Co-editor, The Stringer


      * BACKGROUND TO SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM
      IN ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES:


      Last updated: 18 April 2014

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/background-to-suicide-and-self-harm-in-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-communities


      * MARC TONG, SBS WORLD NEWS RADIO:
      HIGH RATE OF INDIGENOUS YOUTHS UNDER SUPERVISION


      - Analysis / Opinion

      SBS World News Radio: High rate of Indigenous youths under supervision
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/17/high-rate-indigenous-youths-under-supervision
      17 Apr 14: "There's concern over the fact that almost half of
      the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
      ... The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's latest
      report on youth justice has revealed a significant drop in
      the number of young people within the system. The Institute
      says the decrease of over 1000 youths is a promising trend.
      But concern remains over the fact that almost half of the
      total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
      Marc Tong reports." By Marc Tong


      * BACKGROUND TO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT,
      ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND
      ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY:


      Last updated: 10 April 2014

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody


      * SOVEREIGN UNION:
      TRIBUTE TO MR. ROE
      WRITTEN BY MARK JONES FROM SAVE THE KIMBERLEY



      - In Memoriam

      Sovereign Union: Tribute to Mr. Roe written by Mark Jones from Save The Kimberley
      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/878
      Source: Save the Kimberley - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-The-Kimberley/146254135411987
      11 Apr 14: "'I, like many, really got to know Mr Roe during
      the long and brutal James Price Point campaign. He
      approached us and asked if we would support both himself
      and his mob in the upcoming stoush after the WA Premier
      announced JPP as the site for the world's largest gas
      refinery. History will show that we agreed, and I am proud
      to say that not only did we assist Mr. Roe and the
      protection of his land, we also formed a friendship that
      will last for many generations. The first time I bonded
      with Mr. Roe was on the Manari road."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
      - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA


      Last updated: 21 March 2014

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

      - - -

      WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

      About WGAR News:


      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-aboriginal-rights-australia

      Subscription to 'WGAR News' is free.

      'WGAR News' monitors the media, including alternative media, focusing on:

      * the Australian Federal government intervention into Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal communities;
      * the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies;
      * Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody;
      * Aboriginal land rights and mining;
      * Suicide and self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities;
      * Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing;
      * other Aboriginal rights issues; and
      * upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia.

      'WGAR News' gives priority to grassroots Aboriginal voices and grassroots voices in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples' rights.

      The role of 'WGAR News' is to facilitate the voices of others, and as such, 'WGAR News' rarely writes its own articles.

      'WGAR News' publishes information and opinions from a wide range of sources.
      These opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of WGAR.

      The e-newsletters include media releases, opinion pieces, news items, audio, videos and events.

      Subscribers can expect to receive about 7 e-newsletters each week.

      To subscribe, email wgar.news@... and include the words "subscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

      To unsubscribe, email wgar.news@... and include the words "unsubscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

      Sample WGAR News e-newsletters:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-sample-wgar-news-e-newsletters

      WGAR events postings:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

      WGAR background info web-pages:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-background-info-web-pages


      WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)