Barriers to providing effective mental health services to American Indians.

@article{Johnson2001BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to providing effective mental health services to American Indians.},
  author={Jeannette L. Johnson and Marianne C Cameron},
  journal={Mental health services research},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={215-23}
}
Like most indigenous populations throughout the world who have undergone innumerable cultural changes, the mental health care needs of American Indians are great. Some surveys conducted by the Indian Health Service show high rates of suicide, mortality, depression and substance abuse. Little is known about effective mental health care among American Indians due, in part, to the lack of culturally appropriate models of mental health in American Indians. This article presents a cultural framework… CONTINUE READING