Mental Health

Facing Mental Health Challenges for Urban Indians

This interactive three-part series will provide a special focus on mental health issues ranging from coping with grief and loss to chronic stress and alcohol/substance misuse in our urban Indian communities. Treatment and prevention experts will share effective strategies infused with cultural interventions that UIOs can utilize within their wellness programs. Sessions will be informative, active, and designed to equip participants with vital resources to serve their communities.

 

MH session 1

 

Mental Health for Everyone: Grief, Loss, and Seeing Clearly

August 10, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

 

Presenter:

Objectives:

  1. Understand intergenerational and current loss
  2. Address resiliency and strength-based culture centered approaches
  3. Address cultural practices around grief and loss
  4. Mindfulness as everyday ceremony

Audience:

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff

 

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session 2 MH

 

Mental Health: How Discrimination Gets Trapped in the Body

September 1, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Objectives:

  1. Understanding the effects of oppression in the body
  2. Understanding the value of Indigenous wisdom - feeling it heals it - overcoming historical traumas in the body

Audience:

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff

 

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MH session 3

 

Mental Health: Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Opioid Misuse Best Practices for UIOs

September 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Presenter:

Objectives:

  1. Initial and present impacts on substance use among AI/AN from the pandemic
  2. Challenges/lessons learned
  3. Effective and replicable strategies used to address these challenges

Audience:

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff

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