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The Behavioral Health of American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: Risk and Resiliency

  • Julie A. BaldwinEmail author
  • Emery R. Eaves
  • Betty G. Brown
  • Kristan Elwell
  • Heather J. Williamson
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides the epidemiology of behavioral disorders in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, including mental disorders, alcohol/drug disorders, disabilities, and co-occurring disorders. The chapter also emphasizes both risk and protective factors and highlights some of the successful behavioral health prevention and treatment strategies. The chapter concludes by discussing implications for behavioral health for AI/AN including future directions for research, services, programs, and policy.

Keywords

American Indian (AI) Alaska Native (AN) Risk Resiliency Mental health Substance abuse 

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