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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Julio Rojas, psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor at CPN Behavioral Health, discusses factors contributing to stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction, and advocates for comprehensive and compassionate care.
As a licensed professional counselor, Rickey Whisenhunt works with Citizen Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health patients on their self-care and affirmations as tools to improve their mental health. Self-Care Awareness Month in September is an excellent time to create new habits.