1. Stories for keeping strong - Keep yourself healed
    This short film has been created for Aboriginal workers to promote the importance of looking after yourself so that you may sustain and enjoy your job and support your community to the best of your ability.
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  2. Stories for Keeping Strong – Bangarra Rekindling
    These kids who are getting all this knowledge, they're forming a bond together
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  3. Stories for Keeping Strong – Arrernte (English)
    She doesn't remember her thinking. That girl is so far away. We got to help her to get back together.
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  4. Stories for Keeping Strong – Western Sydney
    An Aboriginal male talks with two Elders, an Aunt and a woman about depression and the value of family, community and support services.
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  5. Rob's story
    Because of those little voices in your head, it’s hard. Especially when you’re so close with everyone in a community there’s the fear factor of ‘Will they still accept me?’
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  6. Jack Bulman
    Interview with Jack Bulman, who discusses an Aboriginal men's health program which deals with chronic conditions such as depression and anxiety.
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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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Stories

  • 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.
    Robert , 80, Qld
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  • I was the only Aboriginal kid at a country school
    Anonymous
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