CPN Health Services expands to new locations

CPN Health Services plan to expand to several locations with new clinics near Tribal headquarters. The expansion includes a Behavioral Health clinic and two Dental clinics.

CPN Family Recovery & Remembrance event

Join Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services for a panel discussion on substance use among children, teens and young adults. Panelists will include members from Tribal health, academic institutions, community members, local law enforcement, youth clergy, and Tribal elders.

New support group for suicide attempt survivors at CPN Behavioral Health Services

Linda Swearingen, LADC, joined the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Behavioral Health Services staff in July and will expand the Nation’s offerings for those affected by suicide. Her peer support group for survivors of suicide attempts beginning in October 2023 will be the first of its kind offered at CPNHS.

New Behavioral Health building to open winter 2023

CPN Behavioral Health Services anticipates the opening of a new facility this winter. The building will incorporate Potawatomi language and cultural items, and will offer expanded space for services. New staff will also join the team.

Behavioral Health, House of Hope reflect on PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can be caused by a wide range of events, including natural disasters, combat, bullying, accidents and historical trauma. The Native population in the U.S. suffers the highest rates of PTSD, along with Latino and African American populations. CPN Behavioral Health Services and House of Hope offer a number of resources for those experiencing PTSD.

Understanding My Part in Helping My Loved One Begin Recovery

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services and Parents Helping Parents present Understanding My Part in Helping My Loved One Begin Recovery, a free virtual event on Thursday, December 8, 2022, with CPNBHS’ Dr. Julio Rojas.

The cunning nature of addiction

No other illness can conjure up feelings of anger, resentment, frustration, and despair like addiction. CPNBHS Licensed Health Service Psychologist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Dr. Julio Rojas explains the cunning nature of addiction, and announces an upcoming event on the subject.

Hownikan Podcast: July 2022

This episode discusses CPN Health Service’s new telehealth platform for all Tribal members in the U.S., makes a visit to a recent opioid overdose awareness event held by CPN Behavioral Health and talks with District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson about his reelection in June.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services educates public on overdose crisis

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services hosted a community overdose awareness event in May 2022 to increase the public’s understanding of the recent uptick in fentanyl overdoses, sometimes referred to as “the silent crisis.” CPNHS and event organizers welcomed approximately 10 groups and resource centers to discuss fentanyl overdoses as well as addiction treatment, therapy, preventative action during fentanyl overdoses and more.

Hownikan Podcast: May 2022

This episode focuses on Behavioral Health Awareness Month and the societal stigma of having behavioral health issues. We also meet the only Citizen Potawatomi Nation member serving in the Oklahoma legislature and hear about a study on tribal economic impact in Oklahoma.