February 12, 2019

Examining trauma provides insight into mental health disparities and poverty across Indian Country

Exposure to adverse, distressing events such as forced removal and cultural loss across multiple generations can manifest in anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses.
February 14, 2019

Cole’s degree may save Native American lives

Tribal member Ashley Cole finds herself drawn to helping Native American youth with their mental health and hopes to use suicide prevention methods as a licensed psychologist in the near future.
March 28, 2019

Behavioral Health offers suicide prevention training

the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health Department held its first QPR suicide prevention training for Tribal employees. QPR stands for “question, persuade and refer.”
November 1, 2019

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.
December 11, 2019

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.
April 3, 2020

Mental self-care during quarantine

The CPN Behavioral Health Department shares some tips and practices found across the field of mental health treatment and recent recommendations from a variety of national organizations.
April 8, 2020

Social media use during quarantine

Most of us use our phones, tablets, and computers all day, and at times, well into the night. Technology can be very useful, but it can also cause some unnecessary worry.
April 10, 2020

Apps for mental health and introspection

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a number of apps to help anyone with a smartphone and a desire to improve their mental health through practice and introspection.
April 14, 2020

Helping at a safe distance

While many people are helping in ways that make a direct impact right now, there are a great number of us who want to help but just simply do not currently do work in a direct care capacity.