Tag Archives: mental health

Hearts for Healthy Relationships

Hearts for Healthy Relationships was a project that I initiated in 2009. At the time I was facilitating a craft group for parents, and I wanted a gentle way to start talking about family violence. One in four families experience family violence, and it costs the Australian economy $13 billion per year. The following heart […]

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Family history, present, and future

Author: Narelle Smith, 2011 The television series, Faces of America (2010), was screened in Australia recently. The show was written and hosted by Dr Henry Louis Gates Jr. Dr Gates traced the family history of twelve prominent Americans. Dr Gates acknowledged his own anxiety, disappointment, and confusion about not being able to identify his great great grandfather, […]

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Debates in the mental health of Indigenous young people

 Author: Narelle Smith, 2008 This article was an essay written as one of my final pieces of work for completion of my Masters degree. It was later reworked and published as an article titled “Indigenous and invisible”.    “What is significant is that no matter which factors are examined – be it poverty, nutrition, access to […]

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