Key to improving Native men’s mental health lies in community, culture

June is Men’s Health Month. Mental health often goes undiscussed but remains an essential part of holistic care and quality of life. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health Counselor Ray Tainpeah believes community and counseling lie as the keys to success when dealing with trauma.

Hownikan Podcast: May 2021

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss an award recently granted to the Tribe’s community development financial institution, hear from a Nashville musician who was discovered by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and learn some tips and tricks for self-care.

Group therapy offers “Freedom from Smoking”

After attending training and learning about resources, CPN Behavioral Health Therapist Ray Tainpeah started leading smoking cessation classes for Tribal members and employees in 2005, using the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking curriculum.

Hownikan Podcast: March 2021

In this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the Potawatomi census book of 1862 and the Tribe’s efforts to gain ownership, an environmental activists’ stay with CPN during her journey hiking across the U.S. as well as the behavioral health department’s smoking cessation classes.

Hownikan Podcast: September 2020

This episode discusses how to combat habitual stress from the pandemic, the history of the Oklahoma land runs, and how to teach a dog commands in Potawatomi.

Regina Ertz focuses career on serving Indian Country

Ertz’s Native American cultural and family connections run deep. She grew up in rural South Dakota, and her father is a psychologist as well. Watching him serve other people during her childhood influenced the decision to choose behavioral health.

Managing the varying layers of stress

Stress manifests itself both mentally and physically, effecting everyone in some form. The International Stress Management Association recognizes the first full week in November as International Stress Awareness Week.

Stumblingbear-Riddle joins 2017 class of Native American 40 Under Forty honorees

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honored Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, Ph.D., as a member of the Native American 40 Under Forty class of 2017. She joined community-nominated winners who were celebrated during a September NCAIED gala at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington. Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle is a licensed health service psychologist, director of behavioral Read More »