Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping:

Paula Ayunerak looks out from her salmon smokehouse.
Photo by Gunnar Ebbesson

Intervention via Cultural Understanding

Yup’ik communities have voiced concern about the prevalence of stress and its effects on health. This project developed a way of assessing stress in a Yup’ik cultural context and, more importantly, how Yup’ik people find healthy ways of coping with stress.

The goal of the project was to better understand stress and coping in Yup’ik communities to inform culturally grounded stress-reduction interventions.

Inna Rivkin, Ph.D., Project Leader
NIH, National Center for Research Resources
under the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Program

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