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Indigenous Culture and Learning to Live Authentically feat. Slhalhyiót

January 27, 2021 Sara Amundson & Laurie Edmundson Season 1 Episode 10
Bold Beautiful Borderline
Indigenous Culture and Learning to Live Authentically feat. Slhalhyiót
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Bold Beautiful Borderline
Indigenous Culture and Learning to Live Authentically feat. Slhalhyiót
Jan 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Sara Amundson & Laurie Edmundson

Guest to the podcast Slhalhyiót (Helena Paul) shares the experiences that led to her developing BPD (childhood trauma, sexual assault, colonization, loss of traditional language, and many other factors). As an Indigenous woman she knows all too well the impacts of colonization, assimilation and genocide and the intergenerational traumas that have led to many mental health challenges that many people develop just to survive.

Her healing journey is ongoing, especially as she was just diagnosed with BPD a few years ago. She has found that connection to her Indigenous culture, the land of her ancestors, and learning the traditional language of her people have been key to recovery and survival.

If you are looking for a better description of dissociation than Laurie and Sara can provide we recommend listening to this episode as it is a symptom that Helena experiences regularly.

Helena believes that being properly diagnosed with BPD is a “gift” and that she can now embrace the insanity and life her authentic life.

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Sexual Assault

You can find Laurie and Sara on Instagram to follow their day to day lives even further @laurieanned and @saraswellnessway. You can also find the podcast on IG @boldbeautifulborderline

You can also find Sara's business as a Mental Health Clinician and mental health coach at thewellnesswayllc.com

If you like the show we would love if you could rate, subscribe and support us on Patreon.

You can find our Patreon channel at https://www.patreon.com/boldbeautifulborderline?fan_landing=true

For mental health supports:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)
OR find a local warmline to you at https://screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines 




Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/boldbeautifulborderline)

Show Notes

Guest to the podcast Slhalhyiót (Helena Paul) shares the experiences that led to her developing BPD (childhood trauma, sexual assault, colonization, loss of traditional language, and many other factors). As an Indigenous woman she knows all too well the impacts of colonization, assimilation and genocide and the intergenerational traumas that have led to many mental health challenges that many people develop just to survive.

Her healing journey is ongoing, especially as she was just diagnosed with BPD a few years ago. She has found that connection to her Indigenous culture, the land of her ancestors, and learning the traditional language of her people have been key to recovery and survival.

If you are looking for a better description of dissociation than Laurie and Sara can provide we recommend listening to this episode as it is a symptom that Helena experiences regularly.

Helena believes that being properly diagnosed with BPD is a “gift” and that she can now embrace the insanity and life her authentic life.

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Sexual Assault

You can find Laurie and Sara on Instagram to follow their day to day lives even further @laurieanned and @saraswellnessway. You can also find the podcast on IG @boldbeautifulborderline

You can also find Sara's business as a Mental Health Clinician and mental health coach at thewellnesswayllc.com

If you like the show we would love if you could rate, subscribe and support us on Patreon.

You can find our Patreon channel at https://www.patreon.com/boldbeautifulborderline?fan_landing=true

For mental health supports:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)
OR find a local warmline to you at https://screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines 




Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/boldbeautifulborderline)