1. Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities

    The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Native education, released a handbook entitled Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities. For nonprofit organizations working within Native communities and those considering starting charter schools, the handbook provides several key insights to understanding the...
  2. NNED Virtual Roundtable: The Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities

    On May 9, 2018, on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NNED convened a Virtual Roundtable: Voices from the Field on the Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities.  In this Roundtable, panelists and participants were invited to discuss opioid addiction and treatment in communities of colors...
  3. Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth

    For native youth growing up in cities, feelings of isolation and lack of cultural identity can put them at greater risk for making unhealthy choices, including the use of alcohol and other drugs. To address these risk factors, the Native American Health Center (NAHC) sought to create an opportunity where...
  4. Understanding Addiction, Treatment Services, and Paths to Recovery

    Over 21 million Americans are suffering from substance use disorders and many more are at risk. If you are struggling or worried about a loved one, there are resources that can help you.  If your organization serves individuals who struggle with addiction and substance use disorders, these resources will help you stay informed and...
  5. The Value of Peer Support

    When youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not realize the potential for long lasting effects. It can be challenging to ask for help. As a result, youth often work to make sense of...
  6. How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Informs Recovery

    This video collection examines the intersection of culture and health: the differences in predisposition, stigmas surrounding mental health, barriers to conversations and care, and approaches to wellness and recovery. Links to Resource: Challenges and Rewards of a culturally-informed approach to mental health: Dr. Jessica Dere explains how culture makes a...
  7. All Kinds of Minds: Shattering Mental Illness Preconceived Notions

    This TED playlist All Kinds of Minds has powerful stories that shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds? A tale of Mental Illness — from the Inside: A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story...
  8. Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

    According to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or depression, making maternal mental health concerns the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S. And even though these mental illnesses affect millions of women each year, new research shows 20 percent of...
  9. PBS NewsHour: America Addicted

    PBS NewsHour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the...