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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Harnessing our Strengths: Exploring the Mental Health of Native American Communities

Many Native/Indigenous tribes embrace a worldview that encompasses the idea of connectedness (with the past and with others), strong family bonds, adaptability, oneness with nature, the wisdom of elders, meaningful traditions, and a strong spirit, all of which may serve as protective factors when it comes to mental health. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join MHA and guests for this panel-style webinar to explore the many strengths of Native/Indigenous tribes that improve the mental health of their communities.

In this free, 60-minute webinar we will:

  • Learn more about Native/Indigenous peoples’ beliefs, traditions, and community practices that positively impact mental health
  • Explore ways to continue the improvement of Native/Indigenous mental health
  • Discuss unique strengths in Native/Indigenous communities that other cultures and communities can learn from
  • Hear from Native/Indigenous people on their lived experiences and mental health journeys

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Martina Whelshula, partner and CEO of Swan Innovations

Shelby Roe, executive director of the suicide prevention resource center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Dr. Kimberly F. Yellow Robe, associate director of tribal coordination at Banner Health

Lex Saenz, executive director of the International Indigenous Youth Council Los Angeles Chapter

Bii Gallardo, communications coordinator for the International Indigenous Youth Council Los Angeles Chapter