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I’m struggling in school, it’s all too much

I’m struggling in school, it’s all too much. Not doing as well as you expected in school can be really tough. You might be feeling a variety of feelings of disappointment, and confusion. I want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Here are some suggestions that can help you manage the situation: Talking to another person can be…

My white family is disrespectful of native culture. What do I do?

My white family is disrespectful of native culture. What do I do? Not being appreciated for your native heritage can be difficult, especially if it’s coming from your family members who you want to love and respect. There are a couple of things you can do:  Educate – if you feel up to the challenge; start to teach your family…

Why haven’t I been able to clear my mind?

Hi Auntie, why haven’t I been able to clear my mind? Hi, Thank you for asking this question. This is not an easy question to answer because there are many reasons why our minds become preoccupied with thought. I am also unclear as to what is occupying your mind. I can understand that this might cause you some distress. Some…

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…

Is it wrong to feel like being happy hurts?

Dear Auntie, is it wrong to feel like being happy hurts? It feels wrong. It feels forced. What can I do? Hey there! I’m so glad you wrote in. It can be really confusing when you’re giving yourself mixed messages. For starters, being open about what you’re going through by asking this question is a great first step, so kudos…

I just found my friend cuts herself and i also have struggled with self harm for a long time and 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…

My doctor suggested medication for depression and anxiety

Dear Auntie, I recently went to the doctor and he suggested putting me on medication for my depression and anxiety. I really need the help but I’m scared to be on medication. Counseling works for me but I’ve had issues getting back into counseling, I’m wondering if I should stick to just taking medication and try it out? But I…
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