According to the U.S. Census, Native Americans make up 1.7 percent of California’s total population.. As the Native Vision report 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.
 U.S. Census Bureau. California People QuickFacts. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html  California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch. Report generated from http://epicenter.cdph.ca.gov on February 25, 2014.  Native vision: the California Reducing Disparities Project Native American Population Report. (2012). Oakland, CA: Native American Health Center