After years of effort, Mógúán Behavioral Health Services (MBHS) has opened its doors on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation – a monumental occasion that brings mental and behavioral health services to the Ute tribal lands for the first time. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) has long faced the devastating impact of substance abuse and suicide, particularly among its youth. Committed to proactive efforts to build a better life, MBHS is offering culturally appropriate services to confront long-held stigmas that surround suicide, substance abuse and mental health. Mógúán translates to “my heart” in the Ute dialect. The main objective was to put help front-and-center to youth and adults in crisis.
Photography: Anthony Two Moons
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