Depression and American Indian/Alaska Native
Compared to the general population, American Indian and Alaskan Native individuals underutilize mental health services, have higher therapy "dropout" rates and are less likely to respond to treatment. In addition, the words "depressed" and "anxious" are absent from some AI/AN languages.
- Youth Suicide Prevention Comic Book from the Healthy Aboriginal Network
- Meeting the Mental Health Care Needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities (pdf)
- 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 links to a few of the over 45,000 relevant web sites where you can learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.