Webinar: Mental Health within Native Communities: A Story of Resilience, Recovery, and Employment

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHI TCU), along with the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, will host a virtual four-part dialogue series that addresses multiple topics impacting employment for the American Indian and Alaska Native community. The first of these dialogues will occur on November 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will focus on employment opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Native individuals with mental health conditions. This virtual dialogue offers perspectives from Native people who have navigated mental health conditions and/or substance use disorder while also seeking employment. Three American Indian/Alaska Native individuals will share their journey and offer information and strategies that they found beneficial along their pathway to employment. Their experience will be combined with evidence-based strategies that can promote employment for Native individuals.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of mental health conditions and substance use disorder across various ages within various Native communities and in finding meaningful employment.
• Learn about personal journeys of resilience, recovery, and employment within the American Indian and Alaska Native community.
• Identify promising practices, areas of need, and policy considerations to inform a national policy agenda.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
November, 2022
November 1, 2022
Partner Resources
Webinar Date: 
November 1, 2022
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
  • Tribal TANF