ERIC Number: EJ898442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 35
Advocating for Whole Health: The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Promoting Diet, Nutrition, and Management of Physical Disease with American Indian Clients
Harper, Faith G.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n3 p275-289 2010
A strong correlation between mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and diabetes has been found within the American Indian (AI) community. This multimorbidity exists at higher rates than any other population within the United States. As research shows that more AI are living outside of tribal statistical areas and opting to receive services from the general mental health community, knowledge of the possible interplay between physical and mental health for AI clients and the possible treatment issues they could represent has become increasingly important. Strategies and resources for referral and advocacy are also discussed.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, American Indians, Mental Health, Physical Health, Counselor Role, Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Diseases, Referral, Advocacy, Health Services, Correlation, Diabetes
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