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Indigenous Dreaming: How Suicide in the Context of Substance Abuse Has Impacted on and Shattered the Dreams and Reality of Indigenous Communities in Northern Territory, Australia

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 31 Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2007)

Abstract: The main focus of this article is to identify factors that contribute to the clustering of suicide and contagion effect operating within these clusters to validate the unique phenomenon existing in the Northern Territory. Suicide in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory has so rapidly disrupted and destroyed Indigenous families, culture and communities that it has been impossible for Indigenous Elders to make sense of and incorporate this phenomenon into Indigenous Dreaming or Law.

To cite this article: Hanssens, Leonore. Indigenous Dreaming: How Suicide in the Context of Substance Abuse Has Impacted on and Shattered the Dreams and Reality of Indigenous Communities in Northern Territory, Australia [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 31, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007: 26-34. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=957286938108787;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 29 May 16].

Personal Author: Hanssens, Leonore; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 31, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007: 26-34 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Suicide; Substance abuse; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Suicidal behavior; Statistics; Aboriginal Australians--Psychology; Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: APAFT