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Visionaries: Queensland Health contracted Inception Strategies to develop an Indigenous Youth Mental Health comic.

Workshops: The workshops to develop the script were held with young Indigenous people in Townsville.

Production: Damian:

Workshops, Script, Creative Supervision

Ben:

Workshop notes

Liz:

Script

Simone:

Script editing

Gabe:

Pencils and Inks

Sam:

Colours

Jaymes:

Letters

Kelly, Rachel, Niki, Sonia: Editing Jo, Diane, Ben and Jax:

Editing

Lia, Sam, Ben and Erik:

Proofing

Niki:

Pre Press

Thanks: Helene Malouf, Tamara Hogan, Matthew Webber, Virginia Prior, Thomas Pryor, Lesley Higgs, Sandy Wanchap, Deborah Flegler for helping with the workshop.

We hope this comic helps to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young Indigenous people. Damian Amamoo, CEO, Inception Strategies

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your mind is n e Wh n you feel l ike : dow • Staying in bed • Not eating • Running away • No one cares

g your Keepin mind strong: • Talk about it • Be yourself and get active • Spend time with family • Keep ‘cool’ when things go wrong

you are down n e Wh u may feel: yo • Slack or no good • Lazy all the time, and not want to go out of the house • Like being alone • Angry or just cry a lot

an always he c g n lp ki Tal p you deadly: kee • Talk to your family/ friends or someone you can trust • Don’t feel shame • Talk to your teacher or Murri worker to keep you deadly • Give support to others

Keeping you strong and deadly is about taking care of yourself when you are feeling low and down. Remember help is only a phone call away. You can talk to your family, mates or anyone you feel comfortable with. • Lifeline 13 11 14 • Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 • Headspace in your local community, visit http://www.headspace.org.au/ • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Workers or health workers at your local medical centre

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We would like to thank the following talented people for their assistance in developing the storyline: Jacob Whaleboat, Michael Cam, Clinton Ishiguchi, Jahn Anderson, Jordon Remfrey, Steven Nona, Moesha Scope, Lucy Whaleboat, Tamara Hogan, Matthew Webber, Virginia Prior, Thomas Pryor, Lesley Higgs, Sandy Wanchap and Deborah Flegler.

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