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American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Webinar

A Native American Heritage Month Event

held Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:00-5:30 pm EST

Featuring

Rose Weahkee
Indian Health Service, Division of Behavioral Health

  • Click here to view and download a PDF of this speaker's PowerPoint presentation.

John Walkup and Allison Barlow
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

  • The above speakers are unable to post the data included in their PowerPoint presentation. However, click here to access the abstract of the article containing much of this information featured in the October 2009 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Click here for a description of the White Mountain Apache/ Johns Hopkins "Empowering Our Spirits" youth suicide prevention initiative

Jimi Kelley
NAMI Tennessee

  • Click here to view and download a PDF of this speaker's PowerPoint presentation.

The above presenters disccussed a variety of topics in American Indian and Alaska Native mental health including the following information:

  • An overview of pertinent mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country
  • An update on efforts of the Indian Health Service Office of Behavioral Health
  • Information about the “Celebrating Life and Empowering our Spirits” White Mountain Apache Tribe and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health youth suicide prevention initiative
  • Mental health recovery concepts and family and peer support among AI/AN communities

This Webinar was sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in partnership with the Indian Health Service, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health.


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