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Rates appear to vary widely among different tribes. In one study from Greenland, 60 percent of young people who killed themselves did so within four months of another suicide in the same district. Such symptoms often improve with treatment. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Fetal alcohol syndrome now is recognized as the leading known cause of mental retardation in the United States Streissguth et al. Therefore, the presence of a mental disorder is one reasonable indicator of need for mental health care. Battered American Indian women.
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A few weeks after his trip to Tasiilaq, Rosing is hunched in his undersized desk chair. American Indians and Alaska Natives were not as likely as others in the United States to have completed a bachelor's degree or higher U. The government then sold the leftover reservation land at bargain prices. AkLA is a nonprofit professional organization for the employees, volunteers and advocates at academic, public, school and special libraries of all sizes in Alaska, as well as library products and services vendors. Jahoda, M Current concepts of positive mental health. The first death Anda heard about came shortly after Kangeq closed. Anda's family — his mother, his sisters, his cousins — had to pack their things and say goodbye to their yellowy-orange clapboard house overlooking the sea.
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I wondered how we would feel if we were all forced to watch our garbage pile up with nowhere else better to put it. A tension arises, then, between the frequently conflicting objectives of comparability and cultural specificity-a tension not easily resolved in research pursued among this special population. Diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. When school is out and the sun stays up, the children play until exhaustion gets the better of them. M Prevalence of common psychiatric disorders among American Indian adolescent detainees.