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New Issue of AIANMHR Available

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The Centers are proud to announce a new issue of American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. This issue predominantly features articles concerned with American Indian and Alaska Native youth and young adults. Articles explore topics pertinent to this population, including: 

  • Trends in non-prescription opioid use, using data from the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resilience Survey
  • Changes in gang-involvement and associated risk factors, using data from the Drug Use Among Young Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction surveys
  • Risk and protective factors for youth in a residential substance use treatment setting 
  • Formative research from the BRAVE study, a 5-year CBPR project aimed at decreasing alcohol use and violence using a technology-based intervention

And finally, Dolezal and colleagues explore the positive aspects of self-compassion in relation to suicide risk among AI/AN adults.

Common themes across the articles include a focus on substance use and related issues among youth and young adults as well as violence and self-harm. These articles pay particular respect to community based participatory research principles and protective factors related to Native communities. We hope you enjoy the issue and find it helpful in considering the health of Native people. 

>>Read the new issue

If interested in publishing in the journal, please follow the instructions or reach out to Sara Mumby, Journal Manager, for questions or guidance. 

Topics: AI/AN health