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My child is thinking about suicide

The holiday season can be really hard for people. If you or a loved one are thinking about suicide there are resources that are available for you. Talk to a trusted adult like your school counselor, teacher, or family member. When someone has suicidal thoughts, it is an emergency! You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255…

Hi auntie. Me and my boyfriend of over a year just broke up and I have to see him at school everyday. I’ve started to have thoughts about hurting myself cause the pain of us breaking up hurts so much what do I do!

If you are feeling suicidal you should call 911 immediately, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or a mental health professional you can find through your tribal clinic, or school counselor. You’re doing the right thing now by reaching out. When someone tells me they are thinking about hurting themselves or are feeling suicidal, I take it…

Being Emo, and wearing dark clothes doesn’t mean I’m depressed, does it?

Being Emo, And Wearing Dark clothes does not mean I am depressed does it? I want to answer simply. No it doesn’t. The only thing that makes you depressed is depression. If that is something you are strongly considering, or are wondering about then I implore you to please seek a trusted friend, adult or a school counselor or someone…

I’ve got a problem with the boys on my street…

Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear that you are having problems with boys on your street. Bullying and street harassment can be really hard to deal with, and I am sorry you are experiencing this from people in your community. Bullying and harassment is painful and can make you feel down and alone. It’s important when you are…

what is the difference between regular depression and high functioning depression?

What is the difference between regular depression and high functioning depression? Hello, This is a really good question. There are many types of depression that can impact one’s life. Such as, Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Situational Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and others. There is not really a “regular” form of depression, because depression is a clinical disorder that…

Hi, I’m not sure how to do this but I need help looking for mental guidance.

Hi, I’m not sure how to do this but I need help looking for mental guidance. I have trouble keeping up with everything and I have a huge disconnect with everyone since recently. I want to get help but without my parents knowing please, thank you. Huge kudos for writing in. It’s not an easy thing to recognize you need…

My friend at school posted hurtful things on social media about me

My friend at school posted hurtful things on social media about me – for everyone to see. She is my friend and my class is really small – I’m in 8th grade – we stay together as a class all day every day. She’s the only Native in my class and we do things together in the community. How do…

Do you help with anxiety, and depression?

There are things you can do to manage your depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, there are no quick solutions that will help you to “solve” these conditions. This is going to take some time working with someone you trust like a mental health professional. In general, you can expect a few options for treating depression and anxiety, like: Seeing a Counselor…

Face depression and anxiety

Hi, I’m from the Southern Ute and Jicarilla Apache tribe. I face depression and anxiety. I was wondering if you have a way of solving the depression and anxiety?” Thank you so much for writing in. I commend you for following your gut to get help. There are certainly things you can do to manage your depression and anxiety. Unfortunately,…
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