Journal article

"Those Young People All Crankybella" Indigenous Youth Mental Health and Globalization

Richard Chenhall, Kate Senior

International Journal of Mental Health | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009


The subject of mental health has been discussed for some time in the literature on Australian Aboriginal peoples, although the volume of this work has been relatively small. This literature can be separated into two main approaches. The first has been concerned with documenting and analyzing disorders that are culturally specific to a particular group. The second, more recent body of literature understands mental health issues as resulting from a combination of factors related to the effects of colonization, such as loss of land, poverty, and the destruction of families. This literature is often aimed at diagnosis and the provision of appropriate services for Indigenous people without a comp..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Richard Chenhall, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in Public Health Anthropology, Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, and was the recipient in 2005 of an NHMRC Training Fellowship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research. Kate Senior, PhD, is the Head of Substance Misuse Research at the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia.