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Resources

Native American Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions made by Native Americans.

At EveryMind, we not only celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of our Native American citizens, but also take this time to educate ourselves and our community.

American Indians and Alaska Natives face multiple factors that influence health outcomes.  These include historical trauma, poverty, underemployment, lack of access to healthcare, lower educational attainment, housing problems, and violence. Suicide is also the second leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Native youth ages 8-24 years old.

Native communities experience delivery issues that become complicated by personnel shortages, limited healthcare resources, and the distances to obtain these services.

 

 

Native-Specific Resources

Center for Traditional Medicine

Promotes traditional approaches and indigenous knowledge to address public health issues. It also offers several resources for mental health.

Healthy Aboriginal Network

Promotes wellness and literacy among indigenous youth through comic books and animated short films on health and social issues.

Indian Health Service Division on Behavioral Health

Responsible for IHS efforts to monitor, treat, and prevent mental and behavioral health conditions and substance use.

One Sky Center

Provides national resources and promotes mental health across Indian Country.

National Center for American and Alaska Native Mental Health Research and the Colorado School of Public Health

Specializes in research on mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

WeRNative

Offers multimedia health resources such as videos, blog posts, and a forum where Native youth can ask questions.

StrongHearts Native Helpline

The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans.