Journal article

Discrimination experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in Australia: Associations with suicidal thoughts and depressive symptoms

Tilahun Haregu, Anthony F Jorm, Yin Paradies, Bernard Leckning, Jesse T Young, Gregory Armstrong

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Globally, Indigenous populations have higher rates of suicidal behavior and psychological distress compared to non-Indigenous populations. Indigenous populations also report high rates of exposure to discrimination, which could potentially contribute to poor mental health outcomes. The objectives of this paper were to estimate the prevalence of discrimination among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in Australia and to examine the role of discrimination in the association between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and suicidal thoughts and depressive symptoms. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data on 13,697 males aged 18-55 years from the Australian Longitudi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: The research on which this paper is based was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men). We are grateful to the Australian Government Department of Health for funding and to the boys and men who provided the survey data. Ten to Men is managed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Ten to Men research data is the intellectual property of the Commonwealth. Additionally, G.A. is funded by an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1138096). J.T.Y. receives salary and research support from a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant (NTG1178027).