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Native American Essay

  • Submitted by: donald636
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 362 words

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* On many Native American Indian reservations today, there is a growing concern on the increase of mental health problems
  * The Omaha Nation has a health facility that has various outpatient clinics. It has a nursing home connected to the facility
  * The outpatient mental health clinic has a staff of the following: A mental health director, three therapists, social work aid, office manager
  * Some of the major mental health problems are:
      * 1. Depression, acute and major depression
      * 2. Suicide
      * 3. Stress
  * Depression
      * On the Omaha Indian Reservation almost every tribal member directly or indirectly suffers from depression
      * Most of the people with depression can be attributed to acute depression. Causes of acute depressions could be a number of situations in their lives
      * Adults at times suffer from the state of “hopelessness”
      * This could be attributed to extremely high unemployment rates of 60-80% or higher today
        * The major form of employment was the casino
        * Today, it is not in operation due to the flooding of the Missouri River this past summer
        * The other major forms of employment are the tribal government and the health facility
        * More women are employed
        * There are no farm related jobs as farming is done on a large scale
        * Omaha tribal men are not farmers by cultural heritage
        * Many young and middle aged men are idle in the community
        * As a result of not being employed, many men and women resort to alcohol abuse
        * The only way to cope with being unemployed and feeling useless and depressed is to consume alcohol and drugs
        * Many acute depression cases turn into major depression cases with being unemployed for so long
  * Other Contributing Factors to Depression
      * Many tribal members do not have the necessary education of higher education degrees to find suitable employment in the...

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