Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Acknowledgment

beyondblue acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which our head office is based, the Wurundjeri people, of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

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Sometimes the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety can be seen as 'just the way' you, a friend or family member are. This is not always the case. If you or someone you know are feeling broken and sad inside for more than two weeks, you may be experiencing depression. Depression can affect you, your family and your community.

While there are risk and protective factors such as housing, employment and education that affect everyone, there are also specific risk and protective factors that influence the social emotional wellbeing and rates of depression and anxiety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reducing the impact of depression and anxiety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a priority for beyondblue. A range of research, information, education and support strategies have been developed and will continue to be developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.

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    The best thing about being this age is being able to relax and feel you’ve made a contribution to the well-being and progression of society.
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    I was the only Aboriginal kid at a country school
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