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Aboriginal elders try to soothe at-risk youth

Leaders believe young people's disconnect with their culture and land drives many into depression.

    The youth suicide rate within Australia's Aboriginal community is among the highest in the world.

    Many Aboriginal elders believe a disconnect from their culture and land is driving many young people into depression.  

    But one indigenous group in the country’s north is using tradition to help at-risk teenagers.  

    Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Darwin.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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