July is national Minority Mental Health Month. In honor of the great work done by statewide, AHCCCS is highlighting the work of several behavioral health providers. The first is Native Americans for Community Action (NACA), based in Flagstaff. Tallerita Tunney Rogers, LMSW MSW MPA, is the Director of Community Development and the Reach UR Life Program Manager for NACA.
How does NACA address minority mental health?
NACA addresses mental health in general by screening for depression at primary care appointments, having an active Zero Suicide policy for both employees and clients/patients, and providing Behavioral Health Services. We have a Substance Abuse counselor who is culturally skilled at meeting clients’ Indigenous cultural needs.
NACA specifically targets American Indians. Is this only in Coconino County? Statewide? Are others also encouraged to participate?
NACA is able to provide services to anyone who wishes to utilize NACA services. We accept AHCCCS, private insurance, offer sliding scale services for medical and behavioral health as well as are able to bill Indian Health Services for individuals who are able to receive such benefits.
Is any of your programming offered in other languages?
One of our substance abuse counselors is Dine’ and able to provide services in Navajo. Our other therapists strive to offer culturally competent services with an emphasis on Indigenous culture.
What would you like members of the community to know about NACA?
All community members are welcome at NACA and can be expected to receive competent services!
How can those interested in your services contact you?
Interested community members can call (928) 773-1245 for integrated health care needs, including telehealth services for physical and behavioral needs and substance, domestic violence, and mental health needs.
For more information about Minority Mental Health Month, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness for resources.