Natalie Skowlund
Natalie Skowlund(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Natalie Skowlund expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Skowlund, a Southwest Health Reporting Fellow, has bilingual experience in audio and digital reporting with News21 and the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Oregon.

Latest from Natalie Skowlund

Boys & Girls Clubs in metro Phoenix are helping youngsters access mental health services

The pandemic had devastating consequences for the mental health of many Americans. For youth the impact was particularly striking. Children who attend Boys & Girls Clubs in the Phoenix area often face disproportionate barriers to mental health care, from transportation and cost to cultural stigma.

Healing through culture: Increasing access to Native American practices to treat mental health

HOUCK – Traditional healing has always been a part of Indigenous culture, and it’s especially useful for treating mental health. But access often is limited. Arizona and other states are seeking authorization from the federal government to cover these services under Medicaid.

Wayne Wilson stands in a hogan at the Native American Baha’i Institute in Houck, Arizona, on Sept. 1, 2022. He is holding eagle feathers that he uses in traditional healing ceremonies. (Photo by Laura Bargfeld/Cronkite News)