author={Donna M. Grandbois},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={1001 - 1024}
  • D. Grandbois
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Medicine
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people, the concept of mental illness has different meanings and is interpreted in various ways. [] Key Result Importantly, many of these conditions are preventable. The paper concludes with recommendations for a more diverse workforce that will include AIAN mental health professionals who are available to provide culturally competent care to AIAN people in a variety of settings.
Sovereignty and social justice: how the concepts affect federal American Indian policy and American Indian health
  • Donalee Unal
  • Political Science
    Social work in public health
  • 2018
Examining the health outcomes of American Indians from the time of contact with European settlers to the present through the ideology of sovereignty and federal government AI health policy shows that colonization and governmental polices have greatly contributed to the many social and health problems that AIs suffer from today.
Don't call me crazy: Re-envisioning mental health services for Aboriginal peoples in Prince George.
Finding support the literature in saying that a broad approach to mental health, with attention to the whole person and the formation of healthy, supportive relationships, is most appropriate for Aboriginal peoples also that decolonization will enhance the mental health of Aboriginal peoples and communities.
Meeting the Needs of Rural Adults with Mental Illness and Dual Diagnoses
In this chapter, the barriers to mental health treatment in RFT areas are discussed as well as risk factors for individuals diagnosed with mental illness in rural settings and the economic and social costs.
Race and Beliefs About Mental Health Treatment Among Anxious Primary Care Patients
The beliefs of the Hispanics and the Native Americans were most distinctive, but the differences were small in magnitude, and the associations between beliefs and service use were generally weak and statistically insignificant.
Conceptualizing Adolescent Mental Illness Stigma: Youth Stigma Development and Stigma Reduction Programs
The majority of mental illnesses develop during the teenage years, and such mental health conditions can significantly derail psychosocial development. However, many adolescents are reluctant to
Pregnancy prevention among American Indian men ages 18 to 24: the role of mental health and intention to use birth control.
Public health efforts to educate AI men about planned pregnancies and the use of birth control may be most effective in adolescence, suggesting that public health programs that address mental health concerns such as the emotional responses due to historical losses may assist young AI men in their decision to use birth control.
Historical Trauma Among Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Concepts, Research, and Clinical Considerations
Assessment of historical trauma and implications for research and clinical as well as community interventions, andRecommendations are concluded on ways of alleviating psychological suffering and unresolved grief among Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
American Indians and Alaska Natives with Disabilities in Rural, Tribal Lands, Frontier Regions, and Plain States
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) consists of 569 federally recognized tribes, approximately 310 reservations, 34 urban Indian communities, and more than 300 languages. Although AIANs are
Identifying sexual health protective factors among Northern Plains American Indian youth: An ecological approach utilizing multiple perspectives.
Findings provide a better understanding of how specific protective factors within these systems may buffer AI youth from involvement in risky sexual behaviors and work to inform culturally relevant prevention and intervention efforts.


Mental Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Need, Use, and Barriers to Effective Care
  • S. Manson
  • Psychology
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 2000
The state of knowledge regarding the mental health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives is summarized and the most pressing issues and forces for change afoot in Indian country in the US are summarized.
An overview of mental health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 1990s.
Initiatives to improve the quantity and quality of mental health services for Native Americans in the 1990s include development of a national mental health plan, increased technical assistance to Native American communities, additional training and research, and continued attention to standards that promote high-quality, culturally relevant care.
Psychiatric investigations among American Indians and Alaska natives: A critical review
  • T. O'Nell
  • Psychology
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1989
This review of psychiatric investigations among Native Americans reveals that a universalist theoretical perspective tends to obscure the role of local interpretations in the phenomenology of psychiatric illness, and indicates the importance of native understandings for a more reliable and valid explanation of the nature of mental disorder among these peoples.
Perspectives on suicide prevention among American Indian and Alaska native children and adolescents: a call for help.
Carefully planned, culturally sensitive, comprehensive programs that address the social determinants of health outcomes such as poverty, school failure, familial conflicts, and limited access to health care, should be the focus of blueprints for change for these vulnerable children.
Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity—A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
This Supplement documents that the science base on racial and ethnic minority mental health is inadequate; the best available research indicates that these groups have less access to and avail-ability of care, and tend to receive poorer quality mental health services.
A Review of the Quality of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The author examines the demographics of this group of American Indians and Alaska Natives and notes a substantial urban AIAN population that is both understudied and which may be underserved by the traditional AIAN health care infrastructure.
Research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: navigating the cultural universe of values and process.
A number of important issues are highlighted, defining the population of American Indians and Alaska Natives for inclusion in a study, participation of the tribes in research and approval by the Institutional Review Board, issues of confidentiality and anonymity of individuals and tribes, identifying potential benefits to American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the importance of evaluating the scientific merit of a proposed study.
Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness
  • A. Gaw
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 1993
Cultural considerations in the psychiatric care of gay men and lesbians, and the mental health impact of AIDS on ethnic minorities, are considered.
Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
  • A. Nelson
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of the National Medical Association
  • 2002
Broad sectors—including healthcare providers, their patients, payors, health plan purchasers, and society at large—should be made aware of the healthcare gap between racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
Use of inpatient mental health services by members of ethnic minority groups.
National data on psychiatric hospitalization point to marked ethnic-related differences. Blacks and Native Americans are considerably more likely than Whites to be hospitalized; Blacks are more