Junior Miss Cherokee presents at National Tribal Health conference

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton recently presented at the 35th annual National Indian Health Board's Tribal Health Conference in September, where she shared her platform of mental health awareness.

"It is important to present on mental health because people need to know that they are not alone when they have a mental health disorder," Pinkerton said. "I want people to know that they have support available to them, and where to find support."

At 15 years old, Pinkerton has already traveled the country advocating for mental health awareness, and earlier this year she shar...