ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: Getting Help, Mental Health Difficulties

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…

Dear auntie my uncle is going crazy and he is verbally abusive to my auntie and my first cousins. Im 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…

I’m about 4’11-5ft tall i’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time i weigh about 180-220 I’ve done sports all my life yet still the weight won’t come off I’m only 13 will i grow into it?

This is a very important question. You cannot get the full picture of your health by looking at weight or a single point on a growth chart. Children’s bodies change as they grow, throughout childhood and you may experience “growth spurt” (periods of fast growth). What is important right now is to not just look at your weight, but look…

My friend made a comment about a video she’d seen of an POC dancing, and how she was shocked on how they were ACTUALLY good at dancing. When me and a friend said she sounded racist, she got mad and sat at a dif table(lunch). What do i do

Well, when we see or hear someone being intolerant of another culture, it’s good to speak up! So good on you. There are ways of doing this that might be better than others, so when you are talking to this person, I want to encourage you to be patient and non-judgmental. This will help the conversation. If your come at…

Hey Uncle, Is there any Native lead suicide prevention hotlines out there?

Unfortunately, there are no specific National Native led suicide prevention hotline numbers that I am aware of. We do understand that one is needed though. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide I would encourage you to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or a local hotline number if there is one in…

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…
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