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NCJ Number: 227906 Find in a Library
Title: Stress, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Racism
Journal: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:1994  Pages:29-33
Author(s): Donald Johnson Ph.D,
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article briefly describes four significant special needs problems impacting American Indians with a focus on American Indian military veterans.
Abstract: The special needs of the American Indian population have been the focus of many studies, some of which have special impact on Indian veterans. These special needs can be grouped around cultural and personal identity problems, which are multifaceted and interacting. These problems directly impact both the community and the individual self-concept. The problems briefly described in this article facing American Indians include: stress, depression, substance abuse, and racism. Examples of each of these and their impact on the Indian veteran are presented. It is imperative that counselors be aware that Indian veterans' culture is radically different than mainstream veterans. 1 reference and 1 note
Main Term(s): American Indians
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Americans; Cultural influences; Drug abuse; Environmental influences; Mental health; Mental health services; Racial discrimination; Suicide; US Armed Forces
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