Native Americans

If you, a friend or family member, needs help at any time, call our HOTLINE (1-800-273-TALK) and talk to someone who understands where you‘ve been and where you are now.

If you, or someone you know, has a problem with:

  • alcohol or drugs
  • depression
  • managing anger
  • loneliness
  • feeling useless
  • finding a job
  • medical issues
  • financial pressures
  • family violence
  • interacting with others…

Reach Out. Check In. Save a Life.
Call if you are in need of support. We are available and can help.



Is This You?

  • Clayton was abused as a child, and now abuses his own children.
  • Shawn is constantly depressed and drinks heavily to forget.
  • Emmy has no interest in her schoolwork and has stopped going to class.
  • Alvira is hungry all the time because there is no food in the house.
  • John’s family ignores him and he has run away from home more than once.
  • Dolores steals from her parents so she can buy drugs.
  • Barbara Jean has been out of work for almost two years, and doesn’t care anymore.
  • Ira’s family lives in abject poverty but they don’t ask for help because they are embarrassed by their situation.
  • Anderson doesn’t understand what has happened to his people and their land. He says that his past has been taken from him and that he has no identity.
  • Diane is unnerved and frightened by the constant violence and turmoil in her family.
  • Ron is excessively overweight, but continues to eat without restraint.
  • Louise has no plans for her future; she says she has no future.
  • And last year, more young people in the Native American community died by suicide than in any other ethnic group in the country.

If you, or someone you care about is dealing with any of these issues, call the 24/7 HOTLINE now.
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)



Warning Signs of Suicide

  • threatening, talking or writing about suicide
  • chronic illness or pain
  • having no interest in activity
  • abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • no interest in interacting with others
  • extreme anxiety or panic attacks
  • eating disorders – overeating or not eating
  • rage, anger or family violence
  • trouble sleeping/constantly sleeping
  • excessive irritability, and mood changes
  • feeling like a burden to family and friends
  • extreme financial stress
  • reckless behavior, sexual or physical
  • feeling hopeless and alone, trapped, with no way out


We have answers.
Or we’ll find the answer for you.

Complete the form below to send us any questions or concerns you have about the issues facing Native Americans and their families. Tell us what’s going on, what you’re feeling, and what would help. We’ll get your email to the right people and they’ll get back to you within 24 hours with some specific suggestions and more information.

BUT – if this is an emergency, don’t wait, don’t use the email, call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
If you or someone you know appears to be in crisis, use the HOTLINE now.