Balunu Foundation Cultural Healing Program

I love the look of this healing programme in northern Australia.

‘The Balunu Foundation Cultural Healing program delivers cultural healing programs to many at risk youth. The healing retreat and program are located in Darwin, NT and youth have attended the program from all over Australia.

Although the program was established to help address the many challenges faced by Indigenous youth, it has had as great an impact with non-Indigenous youth who have attended the program.

Balunu adopts a holistic and culturally appropriate approach to strengthening the youth with a major focus on suicide prevention, substance abuse, emotional, mental and physical trauma, intergenerational trauma, family disruption, homelessness, crime and education.

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ManyFaces1Voice: Danielle Tarino

rsz_1unknown“There’s a whole entire generation of us dying to tell you our Story because it’s true and because it’s relevant. And because it’s not an issue that can be ignored. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are on the verge of an honest change. i can feel it in the air.”

Danielle Tarino is a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs since age 19. Danielle graduated from Rutgers University as a member of the Rutgers Recovery House on campus with a degree in political science and psychology.

Resulting from her own personal experience graduating from a supportive collegiate recovery program, Danielle has harnessed the opportunity to bring the lived youth recovery voice to Washington, D.C. serving as a Public Health Advisor for the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Promoting community led solutions to indigenous youth suicide

I have just received the email below. Last week, I attended an aboriginal healing retreat and had spiritual experiences that confirmed my commitment to helping the Indigenous people of Australia tackle addiction and mental health problems and other consequences of historical trauma.

This email reminds me of the scale of the problem. The video touched my inner soul. I am so happy I have made this commitment. I know the journey ahead is a long one.

Please support this cause, first by sending this blog and the website link out to as many people as possible. Thank you.

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