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 »

National Stress Day 2016

People are different and the ways in which they handle stress are also different. What may be stressful to you may not be to another; therefore, it is important to keep in mind that just because you are stressed does not mean that you are weak. It means that you have become alarmed to a Read More »

Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle wins OPA Distinguished Early Career Award

CPN’s Behavioral Health Department Coordinator, Dr. Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, recently won an early career award from the Oklahoma Psychological Association for her work in the field of behavioral health. According to Gail Poyner, OPA chairman, “Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle is an exemplary psychologist and shows an ongoing dedication to the profession of psychology”. Poyner continued, “Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle is Read More »

Substance use disorders: a real but treatable phenomenon

For an issue so prevalent in American society, what is commonly known as substance abuse is a difficult issue to address. The challenge stems from the issue being widely misunderstood. Unlike cancer or pneumonia, it is one of the few recognized diseases which carries a stigma of embarrassment or shame. In recent years though, both Read More »

CPN Behavioral Health Services Q&A with Dr. Stumblinbear-Riddle

With two clinics and 12 different departments, the Citizen Potawatomi Health Services offers a variety of facilities and programs to Native Americans and the tribe’s employees. While the CPN Health Clinics are the most visible manifestation of these offerings, programs like Behavioral Health play a vital role in the local health community. To learn more Read More »