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NAMI American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Listening Session: NAMI looked to boost efforts to increase the engagement and support of AI/AN communities nationwide in 2009 by hosting a meeting of national experts on AI/AN mental health. The result was a collection of their recommendations for mental health systems and NAMI to address barriers to quality care, cultural competence, advocacy and AI/AN community collaboration.  Click here for more information and to view the proceedings report.


American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Mental Health Fact Sheet 

Today's Way to Learn about American Indians "Learning and understanding helps one appreciate how people have adapted or changed out of necessity and from merging with other cultures." This page offers a listing of relevant web sites where you can learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.
Meeting the Mental Health Care Needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, by Daniel L. Dickerson, D.O., featured in the Winter 2006 issue of the NAMI Advocate magazine

Other Resources


American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health: Eliminating Domestic Violence and its Outcomes

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health: Collaboration for Healing

American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Mental Health Webinar

Presenter list and PowerPoint slide downloads from the 2009 webinar event


Native American Heritage Month webinar events  were sponsored by NAMI, First Nations Behavioral Health Association and Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health