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Self-Love Made Me Do It

When a candle is lit, the fire comes from another source- whether...

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Your self-esteem is the way you look at, or perceive, yourself. If...

BRAVE: Episode 7

Resiliency is in Our Blood

Resilience has become a bit of a buzzword in Native Country. A...

Breaking Trauma Cycles

Ancestral Gifts We inherit many things from our parents, from their parents,...

BRAVE: Episode 6

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a distressing experience that can impact us emotionally, mentally, physically,...

Healing From Trauma

After you experience trauma, it might seem like you will never feel...

BRAVE: Episode 5

Honor Your Needs

To give yourself the energy you need when you face a difficult...

Learn to Identify Your Emotions

Sometimes we can identify our emotions through how our body feels. When...

Brave: Episode 4

Learn to Be Present in Your Body

After trauma, we may feel like our mind is caught up in...

Finding Balance in Your Day-to-Day Activities

Trauma often throws us off- mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically- but there...

BRAVE: Episode 3

Form Healthy Relationships with Trusted People

Coping with trauma on your own can be difficult. Think of the...

Cope with Things That Remind You of Trauma

Our brains are always scanning the environment for danger. When we have...

BRAVE: Episode 1

Reaching Out For Help

Sometimes the bravest thing we can do when we are struggling is...

Managing Our Mental Health

 Mental health is how we think about things and our conscious...

Sunhawk / Managing Stress

Self-Care

Self-care is key for taking care of ourselves and achieving our life’s...

I Strengthen My Nation Challenge #2

American Indian and Alaska Native Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand...

Olivia / Keeping It All Inside

I Strengthen My Nation Challenge #1

Artistic Expressions of Resilience to Stand Against Substance Misuse The National Institute...

Indigenizing Your Self-Care

Self-care means taking care of the whole self – physically, emotionally, mentally,...

Nadira / Reaching Out for Help at College

Self-Compassion

Treating ourselves with compassion can have a big impact on the quality...

Why Do I Keep Saying “Yes?”

You have done it again! You’ve said ‘yes’ to something you don’t...

Maiya / Dealing with Anxiety Attacks

Coping with Stress

Everyone feels stressed at times, but stress is not always bad. Sometimes...

Cultivating Self-Love

Want to build your confidence, self-esteem, and wellness? It all starts with...

Kennedy / Seeing Kindness

Mindfulness Meditation

Sometimes everyday stress can get to you. For some of us, it...

Mountain Meditation

Sit tall with a long spine and your head erect to allow...

Kaytlynn / Combatting Stressors

Sleep Week

I love sharing good health and wellness material on our We R...

Honor LGBTQ2S People

Protect yourself and your family from suicide. Statistics show the risk of...

Jowun / Self-Care For Me

Mental Health Tips

Health requires mental, emotional, physical & spiritual balance. Mind, body, spirit, and...

All About Cardio Training

What Is Cardio Training? Cardio training is to improve heart fitness. Good...

Isis / School Stressors

Be Consistent, Be Persistent, and Measure Your Progress

Anyone and everyone can start a fitness program that meets their goal....

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power...

Aurora / Connection

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness and often interferes with a person’s...

Anxiety

Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of fear or imminent disaster, and is...

Ashley / Self-Care Looks Different For Everyone

Seeking Counseling or Therapy

Individual counseling involves talking about your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and the...

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety versus anxiety disorders Everyone gets anxious from time to time. Anxiety...

#Indigilove Recap Video

Self-Esteem

Your self-esteem is the way you look at or perceive yourself. If...

Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, and Symptoms

There are many different types of anxiety disorders, each with their own...

Heart of the Land | Prevent Suicide

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a persistent and extreme fear...

Coping With A Stressful Event

There are many life events that can be viewed as stressful. Examples...

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Some Different Types of Mental Health Problems

Depressive disorder When someone feels sad for a period of time longer...

Dealing with Stereotypes and Racism

Most of us know that racism and stereotypes suck. Some of us...

Dreamcatcher-We Need You Here

Our community is like a #dreamcatcher. Each strand has it’s own qualities,...

Gratitude And Their Influence On Your Happiness

Being grateful—or having gratitude—for the past can positively affect your future. You...

Suicide Warning Signs

You can help prevent suicide if you know what signs to look...

Lived Experience: Ceci’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted

Supporting Someone with A Mental Illness

Someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties is usually able to live...

How Does a Person Become Resilient?

A number of factors contribute to a person’s ability to be resilient...

Lived Experience: Reese’s Story

LGBT: loved & accepted

Understanding Mental Health Difficulties

Mental health problems can cause people to think, act and feel differently...

Managing Anger

Everyone gets angry at one time or another. Anger is a normal...

Lived Experience: Shea’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted.

Wanting to End Your Life

Are you feeling desperate and hopeless? Are you alone with no one to...

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is a national suicide prevention hotline that...

Breaking the Statistics

Spokane area Indian youth showing how they’re breaking statistics.  

When Life Sucks and You Feel Like S–t

Life sucks sometimes, and all of us at one time or another,...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that involves...

Gangs

Nonfiction film about the gang crisis in Indian Country.  

When Someone Takes Their Own Life: How You Might Feel

If someone you love has taken his or her life, you might...

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear or extreme anxiety. They...

Managing Stress

Stress is all too natural. But here are some tips for keeping...

When Your Friend Is Talking About Suicide

If your friend tells you he or she is feeling suicidal, take...

After Someone Dies: Moving Back Into Your Routine

Managing life after the memorial service. After the service, you might have...

When Rumors Escalate

Online comments are misconstrued. A 14 year-old girl is victimized online when...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Frightening, overwhelming, or traumatic experiences can have a strong impact on your...

Worried About Someone Feeling Depressed

When a friend or family member is feeling down for a long...

Growing Up with Mental Health Disorders

Trevon and Nicolas share their life experiences facing mental health disorders. Video...

After Someone has Died: How You Might Feel

Initial reactions. When someone close to you dies, you might experience a...

Raven Learns to Challenge Negative Self-talk

Raven was a great flier with a keen eye for catching her...

Suicide Warning Signs

Leading the charge to prevent suicide: Tessa talks about her experiences with...

Awkward Ft. Helena Jim – It’s Hard

If you’re feeling kind of down, we’ve got some things that may...

Celebrating Minority Mental Health Month

Spotlight on Tribal Behavioral Health Needs July is Minority Mental Health Month....

HOPE

Rob wants to talk about one important word….HOPE…and what you can do...

Improve your Mood

Here are some easy changes you can make to improve your mood:...

Kogee Clark

I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to share...

We Are Not Alone

Haida warrior: Anthony discusses his experience living in Hydaburg, AK, his struggles...

National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide is a troubling topic that most of us would rather not...

Run for it!

Have you ever considered running for a tribal office or position? As...

Around Here

Write a Resume That Will Make You Shine

Writing a resume that makes you stand out doesn’t have to be...

Smudging

Have you ever been at a powwow or a ceremonial gathering and...

I Strengthen My Nation – PSA

That one choice strengthens you, strengthens others, and strengthens your Nation.

Some Ways to Stop Being Violent

Violence is not O.K., and nobody should have to put up with...

Historical Trauma – Steps in Healing

Many Native teens still carry historical trauma with them today. How many...

We Are Thankful

There are many things to be thankful for…..family, friends, community and much...

Benefits Of Physical Activity And Exercise

MY BODY Lanelle talks about her love for the game of basketball...

Identity In College

Finding yourself and discovering your identity is part of life. Ah-in-nist shares...

We’re in This Together

A video documentary about how one group of youth are using friendship...

Choices

Life choices come at you fast. The choices you make today, affect...

Identity-Proud Native American

A video poem that honors Anishinaabe heritage. The poem illustrates a young...

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