ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: 07 - Physical Health, 13 - Life Tips

What is 988?

Hey there! It’s Auntie Manda! I wanted to let you know about a new resource that you can put into your mental health toolbox. It is called 988, which is the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (used to be called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). You can call or text 988 24/7, if you are having a mental health or…

I’m a native American from Nevada. Is it possible to go to rehabs outside my state? How do I reach out for funding? I’m already known as a drug addict but I really need treatment I’m scared.

Thank you so much for writing in. Reaching out for help is something that takes strength and bravery; I’m proud of you for doing that. You are not the only one in this situation. Struggling with addiction is scary, and it’s made even scarier when the people around you don’t understand what it’s like. I want you to know that…

I am a tribal member of the Cherokee nation. I work for the federal government. I do not want to get the Covid Vaccine because I believe it the dividing the of the two trails in the Hopi Prophecy. I want to get a religious exemption but where would I get that since my religion is traditional first nation?

Hi there! Thanks for writing in. This pandemic and the responses to it have certainly brought a lot of complexity into the mix, especially now that some organizations are requiring their employees to get vaccinated. Here’s what I could find on religious exemptions: The right to request a religious exemption stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,…

what is the number one cause of death in youth?

Hey there! Thanks for writing in. I’m guessing you might be doing a school project. In any case, I’m happy to help! Here what I could find: Among AI/AN ages 1 – 19 years, the four leading causes of death in rank order are unintentional injuries, suicide, homicide, and cancer. Check out this IHS link. You may not have given…

Ok so, right now there are two major variants in the United States

Hey y’all, it’s Auntie Jane and I wanna talk to you about the current state of corona. Ok so, right now there are two major variants in the United States: our old friend Delta and their new bestie, Omicron. At this point in time we know that delta spreads easily across communities and we’re pretty sure that omicron does, too.…

I’m looking for new ways to spend Thankstaking…any suggestions?

A lot of us are thinking about new ways we can redefine while recognizing the myth of Thanksgiving. First, however you decide to celebrate is okay. It’s up to you! I did ask some of the “Ask Your Relative” team what they will doing and they told me: Going to Alcatraz to take Thankstaking back! Goanna create their own fam…

I just found my friend cuts herself and I also have struggled with self harm for a long time. I know how much it sucks when people point it out do i just wait until she’s ready to tell me herself? How do i talk to her about it?

You’re such a good friend for writing in and for reaching out for help for the both of you! Finding out that someone you care about has been cutting can be upsetting, especially since you have had similar struggles. It’s normal to feel confused, helpless, sad, worried, or mad, especially if you feel you’re the only one who knows what…

Dear Auntie, My uncle is going crazy and he is verbally abusive to my auntie and my first cousins. I’m scared of it becoming physical. I want them to move over here with me and they do too. How do I get them away from this?

I want to first thank you for having the courage to write this question. It sounds like you care for your Auntie a lot. They are going to need your strength and compassion during this time. This question is a difficult question to answer. There are a lot of different and moving pieces here. People’s initial response is to go…
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