American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations have disproportionately higher rates of mental health problems than the general U.S. population does. Some of these mental health problems have been directly linked to the intergenerational historical trauma forced upon this population.
Browse educational content specific or applicable to this patient population below:
Guides & Toolkits:
Best Practice Highlights: Working with Indigenous/Native American Patients
Learn more working with American Indian, Alaska native and Native Hawaiian patients, including demographics, significant history, best practices and disparities.
Mental Health Facts for American Indian/Alaska Natives
Research indicates that American Indian/Alaska Native populations have disproportionately higher rates of mental health problems than the general US population. Some of these mental health problems have been directly linked to the intergenerational historical trauma forced upon this population.
Mental Health Facts for Diverse Populations
Most racial/ethnic minority groups overall have similar—or in some cases, fewer—mental disorders than whites. However, the consequences of mental illness in minorities may be long lasting.
Intimate Partner Violence: A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating IPV Survivors
Although IPV affects individuals across race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background, minority women experience IPV at disproportionately high rates.
Learn more about telepsychiatry as a means to reach underserved and rural patient populations.
Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Indigenous People in a Changing Political and Social Environment
Indigenous populations in the U.S. are diverse in languages, cultures, and histories, and varying experiences and responses to historical traumas have emerged in the present in these populations.