By Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
In this episode of NAMI’s podcast, NAMI CMO Dr. Ken Duckworth speaks with Dr. Joseph Gone, an enrolled member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal Nation of Montana and a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology) and in the Faculty of Medicine (Global Health and Social Medicine) at Harvard University, where he also serves as the Faculty Director of the Harvard University Native American Program. In light of Native American Heritage Month, Dr. Duckworth and Dr. Gone discuss what healing looks like outside of the traditional western perspective, how we can promote Indigenous wellness, and what we can learn about resilience and hope from Native communities.
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Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. is the chief executive officer of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Prior to his work at NAMI, he served as executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) in addition to several other leadership roles at various large corporations such as Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. He is passionate about making inclusive, culturally competent mental health resources available to all people, spending time with his family, and of course playing tennis. You can follow him on Twitter at @DanGillison.
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