Native American

According to the U.S. Census, Native Americans make up 1.7 percent of California’s total population.[1]. As the Native Vision report[2] documented, disparities exist in mental health for Native Americans due to inappropriate systems of care, historical policies that created trauma, racism and discrimination, and other barriers.

Each Mind Matters is committed to sharing resources for all Californians, including Native American communities across the state. Below is a list of resources created to promote mental health in Native American communities.

Each Mind Matters is not affiliated with the outside organizations and resources listed on these pages and cannot officially endorse their content or practices. This collection is a small selection of resources and is not a comprehensive set of mental health support. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to speak with a crisis counselor for free, 24/7.


[1] U.S. Census Bureau. California People QuickFacts. [2] California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch. Report generated from on February 25, 2014. [2] Native vision: the California Reducing Disparities Project Native American Population Report. (2012). Oakland, CA: Native American Health Center

Native American Collection on the EMM Resource Center

Find videos, stories and resources in the Native American collection on the Each Mind Matters Resource Center.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (SAMHSA)

An on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Native American Behavioral Health Providers in California

A directory of Native American Behavioral Health Providers in California, listed by County.

Know the Signs

The Know the Signs campaign prepares Californians to prevent suicide by knowing and recognizing the warning signs, finding the words to offer support and reaching out to local resources.

This program is also available in Spanish. See the Reconozca las Señales campaign at

A variety of Asian languages can be found at

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Lifeline Crisis Chat: (available 24/7)
Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741