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.
Promotes traditional approaches and indigenous knowledge to address public health issues. It also offers several resources for mental health.
Promotes wellness and literacy among indigenous youth through comic books and animated short films on health and social issues.
Responsible for IHS efforts to monitor, treat, and prevent mental and behavioral health conditions and substance use.
Provides national resources and promotes mental health across Indian Country.
Specializes in research on mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Offers multimedia health resources such as videos, blog posts, and a forum where Native youth can ask questions.
The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans.