The Behavioral Health of American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: Risk and Resiliency

Julie A. Baldwin, Emery R. Eaves, Betty G. Brown, Kristan Elwell, Heather J. Williamson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


This chapter provides the epidemiology of behavioral disorders in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, including mental disorders, alcohol/drug disorders, disabilities, and co-occurring disorders. The chapter also emphasizes both risk and protective factors and highlights some of the successful behavioral health prevention and treatment strategies. The chapter concludes by discussing implications for behavioral health for AI/AN including future directions for research, services, programs, and policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Behavioral Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030184353
ISBN (Print)9783030184339
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Alaska Native (AN)
  • American Indian (AI)
  • Mental health
  • Resiliency
  • Risk
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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