Native Americans and Alaska Natives Mental Health & Wellness

Organization and Directories

Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service:  agency information hub with sections on various behavioral health issues, mental health issues and suicide. 

Center for Native American Youth:  organization with tools including videos, peer-to-peer engagement activities and a resource exchange.

National Indian Health Board:  Tribal governments’ organization with toolkits and information on federal agencies and private foundations providing services.

Native Americans for Community Action:  organization in Arizona providing behavioral health services.

Native American Health Center:  California Bay-Area organization providing behavioral health services. 

Tribal Affairs, SAMHSA:  information on services the government agency provides to Native American communities accompanied by details on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) and SAMHSA’s National Helpline (800-662-4357).

Resources and Podcasts

All My Relations Podcast:  series focused on relationships Native people have with land, ancestors and each other with episodes on topics such as Indigenous feminism, family wellness and mascots. 

Native and Indigenous Communities and Mental Health, MHA:  fact sheet about prevalence of, attitudes toward, and treatment for mental health issues among Native Americans. 

Native Americans, Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   information about self-care and how to help someone in crisis, with reminders about SAMHSA’s lifeline (800-273-8255).

Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage, American Psychological Association:  page with articles related to psychology among Native Americans, information on policy, and educational tools.