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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Behavioral Health

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Serious behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders, mental health disorders, suicide, violence, and behavior-related chronic diseases have a profound impact on the health of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals, families, and communities. Through its programs, the IHS Division of Behavioral Health addresses these issues and follows the current Indian health care system focus on integrated behavioral health and primary care treatment that respects the balance, wellness, and resilience of AI/AN people.

The eight programs in the Division are:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
  • Forensic Healthcare
  • Mental Health
  • Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Telebehavioral Health
  • Youth Regional Treatment Centers

More information about these programs is available on the Division of Behavioral Health website.