“Trauma is a common human experience. Our experiences of trauma help to shape who we are. Both individually and collectively, over our own lifespans and those of our ancestors. These experiences challenge us with pain and hardship, but also offer opportunities for growth.”
“Pride is a hard-won space of representation fought for by countless activists, workers, and all those who fought for the protection and safety of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as its right to exist. It’s also a time of reflection, and a rallying cry towards the issues still facing LGBTQIA+ people worldwide.”
“IHS, in collaboration with OIG, has established a new, centralized hotline dedicated to receiving reports of sexual abuse in IHS. This special hotline provides:
Immediate connection to the OIG through a website complaint form found at the link below.
Anonymous reporting if desired.
24-hour access to a dedicated toll-free line. (855) SAFE-IHS or (855) 723-3447″
“Unfortunately, mental health disorders and access to mental health care has been an ongoing struggle for Native Americans. With the additional mental drain resulting from the virus’ spread, it’s important now more than ever to support our relatives by understanding mental health and how it disproportionately impacts our communities.”
“17% of rural populations were persons 65 and older, as compared to 13% living in urban areas…Elder abuse is a complex and deeply personal issue, posing several unique challenges that must be handled by knowledgeable service providers through a collaborative approach.”