Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Study finds high rate of mental illness among Indigenous prisoners

A new study of Indigenous people in Queensland prisons has found around three-quarters have at least one mental illness.

The report published in the Medical Journal of Australia found that 73 per cent of Indigenous men and 86 per cent of Indigenous women in prison had a mental disorder.

Dr Edward Heffernan is the director of Queensland’s Forensic Mental Health Service and lead author of the report.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3536836.htm

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