Native American Adult Lifespan Perspectives: Where Power Moves

  • Michael Tlanusta Garrett
  • Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman
  • Cyrus Williams
  • Lisa Grayshield
  • Edil Torres Rivera
  • Mark Parrish


The purpose of this chapter is to present information summarizing research findings on strengths and challenges to mental health in Native adult populations. This will be accomplished by offering a comprehensive overview and understanding of this population through discussion of (a) basic demographic information, (b) strengths that contribute to the resilience of Native adults, (c) significant challenges Native adults face in maintaining mental health, and finally (d) a discussion linking strengths and challenges at the level of research and/or policy in order to better understand how the strengths and resilience of Native adults can be used for the betterment of this population.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Tlanusta Garrett
    • 1
  • Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman
    • 2
  • Cyrus Williams
    • 3
  • Lisa Grayshield
    • 4
  • Edil Torres Rivera
    • 5
  • Mark Parrish
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention, 237 Education Center AnnexUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA
  2. 2.N356 Lindquist Center, Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor EducationUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.School of Psychology & CounselingRegent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA
  4. 4.Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, MSC 3 CEPNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA
  5. 5.School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, 1206 Norman HallUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  6. 6.Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention, Education Center AnnexUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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