For the first time there's evidence that disability, renal failure and diabetes are causing high levels of psychological distress in older Indigenous Australians.
Half of all Aboriginal people with chronic illness or a disability have mental health problems, study finds
Expert says policy changes are needed to improve the health and life expectancy of Indigenous community
There's also calls for an overhaul of the NDIS to better accommodate Indigenous people
New research by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute shows this is the case for half of all Aboriginal people suffering from significant health problems.