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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…

Why is there high rates of mental illness within the indigenous communities and what traditional and non-traditional ways can we combat it?

Dear Malia, What we know is that there is a strong connection between health disparities, including mental health issues, and the impact of colonization, primarily the impact of historical trauma on Tribal communities. Currently, Native American communities are looking to Traditional Indigenous Knowledge (TIK) and culture to address these conditions. It becomes complicated because there are so many Traditional Indigenous…

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…

What can I do to get involved in suicide pervention

What a great question! There are a few ways to get involved in either your school of community. The first thing to do would be to starting learning more about suicide. You can check out We R Native’s website and the International Association for Suicide Prevention‘s (IASP) or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) webpages for more information, factsheets, and…

Is there a place people can go to away from home for mental help issues?

Is there a place people can go to away from home for mental help issues Dear Relative, Huge kudos to you for reaching out. I understand that sometimes it is really hard to ask about resources for mental health help. It sounds like right now finding a counselor to talk through the reasons why you may want to get away,…

I was wondering if you could get drunk drinking mouthwash?

Question: Hi there! I was wondering if you could get drunk drinking mouthwash. This is a great question. Yes, you can get drunk on mouthwash, but there can be serious risk of drinking mouthwash, these could be organ failure or death. The alcohol contained in mouthwash is denatured, meaning it has been doctored with chemicals to make it taste bad.…

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…
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