Prevention

Behavioral Health refers to a person’s overall emotional, mental and physical wellness.  When trouble arises, a person may experience an imbalance, have difficulty meeting ordinary demands of everyday life, and may be unable to get rebalanced without support.  Behavioral Health conditions may affect how we think and behave in ways that can be harmful to ourselves or to others if not addressed.

Our services are based upon the strengths and abilities, as well as the needs and challenges of the person served, in order to help the person achieve his or her own recovery vision. Services are based upon an understanding of what wellness, self-responsibility, empowerment and having a meaningful role as a part of the community means for the person seeking services.

Prevention services include suicide prevention and tobacco prevention through policy development.  Intervention is for consumers who may have problems with substance use or emotional issues that place them at risk.

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Prevention Solutions

Screening involves a discussion with consumers to help determine if they are at risk for substance abuse, emotional or mental health problems, or trauma.  Those consumers who screen positive will be referred to the appropriate level of service.

Brief intervention is tailored for individuals who may have a pattern of substance use or emotional health issues that put them at risk.  This method involves brief phone calls once a month for up to six months.

Our facilities provide 2 early intervention units; one at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center and the second at the Chief Peter John Tribal Building on the 4th floor.

Comprehensive assessments include screenings for substance use, mental health and trauma.  Assessments are provided by skilled mental health therapists with experience in both mental health and substance abuse.  Intervention or treatment services are determined by the treatment team, and are based upon client-centered care.

Pre-Treatment services are designed to assist consumers seeking treatment through the application process and to address needs prior to treatment. Pre-Treatment includes weekly education groups to support the consumer while waiting for a treatment slot.

Health education is for consumers who are at moderate risk due to substance use.  Services include ongoing support to assist the consumer change at-risk behaviors, and commonly consists of weekly in-person meetings or phone conversations that focus on methods of self change.