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EVENT: The Case for an Apology by the Australian Mental Health Professions to Aboriginal and Islander peoples

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The Case for an Apology by the Australian Mental Health Professions to Aboriginal and Islander peoples : Close the Gap Event - Seminar Other events...
The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing is hosting a Seminar presented by Professor Alan Rosen, Research Psychiatrist, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Over many years, psychiatric professionals have dominated the lives of people with mental illnesses. We have been responsible for their forced separation and disconnection from their families; incarceration in remote regions; their being humiliated, stigmatised and sequestered as moral lepers; the loss of their identities as people, denying them their human rights, their dignity and entitlement to full membership as citizens. Mental health professionals have become the officially anointed custodians of people with mental illnesses – “for their own good”. We have inadvertently broken their spirits, disempowered them, alienated them from their kin, and in many instances de-skilled them and depleted community knowledge of how to look after their own. The case for regret and apology for the past suffering of Aboriginal Australians with a mental illness is pressing.
Speaker(s) Professor Alan Rosen
Location Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Seminar Room
Contact Tamika Heiden <[email protected]> : 08 9489 7772
URL https://www.creahw.org.au
Start Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:00
End Thu, 22 Mar 2012 02:00
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Tamika Heiden <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:38
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