How Native Americans Are Healing Despite Ongoing Settler Colonialist Trauma


The author of this blog argues the impacts of settler colonialism on the mental health of Native American communities deserve greater attention, as violence against Indigenous individuals is ongoing. They also offer that for Native American peoples, the Western construct of mental health may be considered a poor fit to meet their needs, especially following intergenerational trauma.

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Race-Based Stress and Intergenerational Trauma
Story - Original
Published on 09/16/2022

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BIPOC Health Equity Library
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Indigenous Knowledge Library
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