As we observe World Mental Health Day on October 10, we also hold space for Indigenous People’s Day and recognize their intersections. In the United States, Native/Indigenous people report experiencing serious psychological distress 2.5 times more than the general population in a month’s time. Emotional well-being among Native/Indigenous communities is often linked with cultural and spiritual traditions.
Tanenbaum’s Conscientious Care Conversation Religion and Mental Health explores how various faith and spiritual groups, including Native/Indigenous communities, approach mental health and navigate barriers to culturally appropriate care. You can view this conversation here.