Health

Dine' Community Advocacy Alliance

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Denisa Livingston of the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance about how they are working to remove food taxes from healthy and traditional foods on the Navajo Nation, and how this work addresses deeper issues of food insecurity on tribal lands.


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Suicide is a public health issue, which means it’s preventable.  And while most young people don't attempt, let alone complete, suicide, it is the second leading cause of death among young people from 15 to 24 in America. KSJD’s Jeff Pope visited with Kelli Jackson and Stephanie Allred about the work of advancing community and individual resilience in preventing suicide.


Keeping The Elderly Safe From Scams

Nov 1, 2016
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The elderly lose billions a year to scammers who prey on the best intentions of seniors, or scare them into sending them money.

Domestic Violence: A Story of Survival

Oct 7, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a time to look at an issue that many times remains hidden in our society. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tazvah Jackson about her story of a relationship that led to domestic abuse, how she escaped, and her advice to others who are suffering through domestic violence.

Suicide Among Our Nation's Veterans

Aug 26, 2016
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Suicide among our nation’s veterans has been estimated to be about 50% higher than those who have not served in the military. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Albert Gomez, a readjustment counseling therapist from the Veterans Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about why vets are struggling with mental health issues, and how they can find help.

 

 

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