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Words like “pandemic,” “highly contagious” and “mortality rate” in the news and on social media can be frightening. Isolation from others and financial uncertainty also trigger anxiety. A number of organizations are offering resources to keep anxiety in check. Some ideas include taking breaks, staying connected with others and eating healthy. We’ll access some of those tips and get some help from Native experts about calming down, recharging and remaining optimistic.
D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas (Odawa Nation) – motivational storyteller, bestselling author and owner of Native Discovery Inc.
Dr. Laurelle Myhra (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe) – director of behavioral health at the Native American Community Clinic; she is a licensed therapist
Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) – director for the StrongHearts Native Helpline
Break 1 music: The World is Yours (song) Cheevers Toppah & Alex Smith (artist) Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony (album)
Break 2 music: Bounce Wit Me (song) P. Town Boyz (song) P. Town Boyz (album)