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Tracey Maxfield

Mental illness in Native American and Alaskan Natives Children and Teenagers

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g6NfpQ451s[/embedyt] November is National Native American Heritage Month in the USA and I thought this is a good opportunity to not only talk about mental illness and suicide in Native American and Alaskan Natives children and teenagers, but also to highlight mental illness and suicide in other indigenous populations

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Tracey Maxfield

Some more facts on bullying

  Apparently it is not recognised in Canada until November, and then they only recognise it for 1 week! * 280,000 students are physically attacked in school every month * 43% of students fear harassment in the bathroom * 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically * 1

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Mental Health
Tracey Maxfield

#8: Mental illness and substance abuse in children and teenagers

Substance abuse and mental health problems often seem to go together. Which begs the question, which comes first, the chicken (mental illness) or the egg (substance use)? What we have seen, is that some mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder may contribute to substance use and addiction. Similarly,

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