Indigenous Well-Being

Focus Area for the Mountain Plains MHTTC


The Indigenous Well-Being & Mental Health vision for the Mountain Plains MHTTC is to support Indigenous people and communities living throughout Region 8. We recognize that Indigenous peoples and communities encounter unique challenges when pursuing behavioral health care due to systemic oppression, affordability, accessibility, and acceptability.

 

To achieve the vision and diminish these barriers to care, the Mountain Plains MHTTC hosts, presents, and distributes community relevant and culturally-adapted evidenced-based information to both Indigenous and non-indigenous educators, behavioral health providers, and primary care providers.


 

Upcoming Trainings

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Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food Session 3

Recording of Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food. Join us as we

Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food Session 4

Recording of Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food. Join us as we

 

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HealtheKnowledge is a free, online learning and low-cost continuing education platform for mental and behavioral health professionals. You can enroll in the following course through the Mountain Plains MHTTC:

 


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Healing Our Protectors:  Building Resilience Among  Tribal Law Enforcement Officers  Through  Cultural Interventions

This is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer. 

 


 

Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth

The purpose of this document is to provide tools for K-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner. 

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SAMHSA Tribal Affairs


 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a wonderful resource dedicated to Tribal Affairs. We would also encourage you to visit this resource by clicking here to learn even more about the well-being and mental health of Indigenous people throughout Region 8 and across the country. 


Please reach out to us at [email protected] to inquire about additional resources regarding Indigenous well-being and mental health. 


For information outside of SAMHSA Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), please visit the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC by clicking here