Dr. Stumblingbear-Riddle appointed to OK Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Behavioral Health Clinic experiences very few “slow days,” a result likely related to the inadequate behavioral and mental healthcare services in the United States as a whole. Along with determined support from the tribal leadership and CPN Health Services, the behavioral health program has benefitted from the leadership of Dr. Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle. 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 »

Growing up hungry: food insecurity’s impact on mental health

Keep the commodity cheese away from Fawn White, thanks. “I hate commod cheese,” she said. “I despise it when I hear people say, ‘Oh, I love that cheese!’ Well buddy, you didn’t grow up on that cheese.” With American Indian and Alaska Natives more likely to struggle with regular access to food, that  cheese, distributed Read More »

Mental and physical health outcomes often intertwined

When it comes to the leading causes of death for Americans, chronic diseases such as cancer, and heart and respiratory diseases come to mind. Annually though, one of the top-ten killers of Americans that remain treatable are mental health disorders. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, in 2012 alone, suicide Read More »