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Nez Perce Mental Health Advocate Helps Reservation During Coronavirus

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The Nez Perce reservation in the north-central part of the state is a tight knit community, though it covers four counties. Now, they’re doing their best to protect one another during a time of social distancing. The reservation reported their first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in May. But beyond the physical health of tribal members, there’s also a need to take care of the mental health of the community. 

That’s where our Myra Campbell comes in. She’s a therapist at Nimipuu Health Clinic and a registered member of the Nez Perce tribe. She joins Idaho Matters live by Zoom. 


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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!