Volume 28

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research

Issue No. 28 Cover

In this issue

The latest issue of the journal explores many issues related to American Indian and Alaska Native peoples, utilizing a variety of methodologies and capturing important perspectives from Native peoples and researchers.

  • Using a positive youth development framework, authors analyze survey responses from AI/AN youth and associations between risk and protective factors and significant mental distress 
  • Using a community-based participatory research model, authors report on a needs assessment of the health needs of urban AI/ANs in North Texas
  • Using concept-mapping, authors examine the influencing factors for health care access among AI elders
  • Finally, Haozous and colleagues review the ethical and cultural issues of data sovereignty for urban-dwelling AI/ANs


A Positive Youth Development Perspective on Mental Distress among American Indian/Alaska Native Youth, 1-32

Ozge Ersan, MA, and Michael C. Rodriguez, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2802.2021.1


Assessing the Needs of Urban American Indians in North Texas: A Community-Based Participatory Research Project, 33-51

Paul Conrad, PhD, and Maria Scannapieco, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2802.2021.33


Using Concept Mapping to Understand Gender- and Age-Specific Factors Influencing Health Care Access among American Indian Elders, 52-76


Elise Trott Jaramillo, PhD, David H. Sommerfeld, PhD, Erik Lujan, MA, and Cathleen E. Willging, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2802.2021.52


Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Data Sovereignty: Ethical Issues, 77-97

Emily A. Haozous, PhD, RN, FAAN, Juliet Lee, PhD, and Claradina Soto, PhD, MPH

doi: 10.5820/aian.2802.2021.77

Trends in Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Use among Urban and Rural American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Residing in New Mexico: 2013-2017, 1-16

Katherine Hirchak, PhD, Solmaz Amiri, PhD, Judith Espinoza, MS, Jalene Herron, MS, Alexandra Hernandez-Vallant, MS, Violette Cloud, MS, JD, and Kamilla Venner, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2801.2021.1


Exploring Changes in Gang Involvement and Associated Risk Factors for American Indian Adolescents in Reservation Communities, 17-38

Lauren P. Fox, MA, MPS, and Todd M. Moore, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2801.2021.17


Understanding American Indian Youth in Residential Recovery from Substance Use Disorder: Risk and Protective Experiences and Perceived Recovery Support, 39-70

Debi A. LaPlante, PhD, Martina Whelshula, PhD, Heather M. Gray, PhD, and Sarah E. Nelson, PhD

Stephanie Craig Rushing, PhD, MPH, Allyson Kelley, DrPH, MPH, Steven Hafner, PhD, David Stephens, RN, Michelle Singer, BS, Dyani Bingham, MPH(c), Colbie Caughlan, MPH, Bethany Fatupaito, MPH, Amanda Gaston, MAT, Thomas Ghost Dog, Paige Smith, CADC1, CPS, Danica Love Brown, PhD, MSW, and Celena McCray, MPH

doi: 10.5820/aian.2801.2021.71


The Relationship of Self-Compassion and Suicide Risk Factors in American Indian/Alaska Native People, 103-124

Sarah Dolezal, PhD, Carrie Winterowd, PhD, and Aisha Farra, MA

doi: 10.5820/aian.2801.2021.103