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The Mental Health Program is an integral part of the IHS health care system. The objectives of the IHS Mental Health Program are to:

  • offer a wide range of clinical and community mental health services.
  • promote positive mental health services including efforts aimed at primary prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
  • promote broad social and health goals to enhance the emotional security of AI/AN individuals and groups.
  • offer early intervention at the onset of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders to restore and improve patient/client level of functioning.
  • assist rehabilitation and stabilization of advanced emotional disorders or pathology to prevent further patient/client disorganization.
  • offer educational, consultative, research and other support services focused on AI/AN mental health issues to a full range of tribal, governmental, educational, legal, institutional and health agencies.

Related IHS Sites

IHS Suicide Prevention Program

IHS Tele-Education - upcoming and recorded webinars on Mental Health topics