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Alexis Describes the Generational Trauma Passed Down to Her

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“The things my ancestors went through, it’s shown through alcohol abuse, addictions, non-stable families, toxic relationships… That’s the burden that indigenous youth deal with every day.” Alexis discusses the generational trauma and stigma associated with being an indigenous person in America.

The Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project, which includes HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS, is made possible by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual Insurance, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.
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