The COVID-19 pandemic has hit U.S. tribal communities hard and both tribal leaders and mental health experts are concerned about the impacts. American Indians and Alaska Natives already suffer from higher rates of suicide, psychological distress, and mental and behavioral health issues than the general population and the pandemic may exacerbate these disparities. In response, Tribal organizations such as the Native Wellness Institute in Oregon have organized online wellness sessions on healing, self-care, and resiliency. #covid-19 #mentalhealth #rural
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