Coping with trauma on your own can be difficult. Think of the people in your life that you have healthy relationships with. Consider sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a trusted friend, parent, counselor, health professional, or Elder.
Sometimes others have important lessons to share and can help us see things in a new light. It can be scary at first to open up and ask for help. However, when we share with people that truly listen (instead of judging us or trying to fix our struggles) we often feel better.
Please visit Healing from Trauma for more resources and tips for healing from trauma.
Remember you are not alone, and please always seek help if you need it.
- In crisis? It’s okay to reach out for help. Text the word “NATIVE” to 741-741 and you’ll be connected with a trained crisis counselor. From stress or anxiety to trauma or grief – they’re trained to listen. The service is free, confidential, and available 24/7.
- Take a look at these self-care resources from love is respect: https://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/self-care/
- Try these grounding techniques for anxiety: https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding-techniques
- We all can get down and feel like no one understands what we’re going through. One of the great things about being Native, is that we are all connected and can have each other’s back. Text “CARING’’ to 65664 to receive regular reminders about how awesome you are from people who care!