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Diversity & Health Equity Education: American Indian, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Telepsychiatry Toolkit

Learn more about telepsychiatry as a means to reach underserved and rural patient populations.

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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.

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Blogs & Articles:

Psych News | SEP 17, 2019

Montana Program Effectively Addressing 'Frontier Trifecta' of Barriers to Care

APA Blog | SEP 9, 2018

Suicide Prevention: Native American Youth

Psych News | JUL 1, 2019

MH Care of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Population Has Long History, Uncertain Future

APA Blog | APR 3, 2019

Mental Health on College Campuses: Multiracial and Asian Students May be at Higher Risk of Untreated Mental Illness

Psych News | FEB 28, 2019

Why You Should Care About Climate Change

APA Blog | OCT 8, 2018

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

Psych News | JUN 29, 2018

'Structural Competency' Approach Takes Into Account Patients' World

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