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American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans: Apply for your copayment exemption today – VA News – Eligible American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans, effective Jan. 5, 2022, you no longer have to make copayments for health care and urgent care received through VA. Visit the following link for more information: American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans: Apply for your copayment exemption today – VA News

Citizens’ wellness: We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer some items for our citizens; Herbal Tea and Narcan.  Contact Diane at [email protected] for more details.

Native Youth Mental Health: Support and information created by youth for youth:  Talk directly with other Natives/youths or Aunties/Uncles anonymously. 

Domestic/Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Assault: Strong Hearts Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy for those seeking emotional support, those struggling with their own behaviors or seeking safety.

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial or text 988 for free 24/7 support |

Native Crisis Text Line: Text NATIVE to 741741 | | For free crisis counseling 24/7

New Mexico Peer Support Warm Line: Is a free state-wide program of support when you are just wanting someone to talk to about an emotional, mental, behavioral, and/or substance use concern; recovery; resiliency; or resources. Warmline peer specialists work in close coordination with the professional staff on the New Mexico 988 Crisis and Access Line and are available to call from 7:00am -11:30pm MT or by text from 6:00pm-11:00pm MT, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can reach the New Mexico Peer-to-Peer Warmline at 1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100).

Grief and Loss:

Survivors of Sexual Assault in Department of Defense: Safe Helpline for survivors of sexual assault in the military, anonymous calls at 877-995-5247

National Trans Lifeline tel:+18775658860

There are many more resources that may apply to you, or you may find helpful depending upon your situation.  Once checking out the above resources and should you not find what you are looking for, please feel free to reach out for additional support to [email protected].

Additional Resources

We have been fortunate to have individuals contact us in hopes to share resources they believe would be helpful for our community. In an effort to provide our citizens with additional resources to combat all the extra stressors life throws at us, council has approved to share the below resources.

Finding Your True Voice: A Guide to Gender-Affirming Verbal Communication – This resource link was submitted by a teacher working in speech and language resources who has a student that thought this resource would be a good fit for our website.  Our Tribal Council agrees with this young student, thank you for the recommendation and thank you to the teacher who reached out.

Road Rage – Road rage is a concern that impacts drivers of all backgrounds, and it can lead to grave, and sometimes fatal, accidents. Factors such as chronic stress, frustration, anger management issues, and personal mental health struggles can contribute to aggressive behaviors on the road. Addressing these underlying mental health concerns through therapy, stress management techniques, and seeking support can play a crucial role in reducing the incidence of road rage and promoting safer, more considerate driving habits. Check out this guide explaining road rage and its connection to mental health: