Adolescence is a time of critical change and development, and a time when mental health challenges may emerge. Provide a strong cultural connection and early intervention with a culturally appropriate course designed to acknowledge and honor Tribal communities’ practices.
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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid USA gratefully acknowledge the tremendous efforts of those involved in the development of this community-specific course, which spanned 2017–2022 and included pilot courses, surveys, focus groups and curriculum review.
Mental Health Matters in Tribal Communities and Indigenous Peoples
I first heard about teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) late summer of 2018. The National Council had introduced a collaboration project with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and was piloting the program across the country. As a manager at North Texas Behavioral Health Authority in Dallas, I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity to get involved. It was refreshing to hear stories about […]...