Rural mental health services: Can apps fill the gaps?

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men between the ages of  25 and 29 have the highest suicide rates in the entire world.

With poor access to mental health services in rural areas, culturally-sensitive mental health apps that are provided online or using by smart phone could fill a vital gap.

But are they a realistic substitutes for front-line services?

If this story presents any issues for you, please get support

  • Lifeline 13 11 14  www.lifeline.org.au
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
  • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelp.com.au
  • MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au

 

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