Here For A Reason Suicide Prevention Youth & Elders Wisdom (Indian Health Board of Minneapolis)
Elders offer messages to youth about their lives, stress, overcoming and accepting their lives indivudal lives [8:10 minutes]
Here For A Reseaon Youth Video (Indian Health Board of Minneapolis)
A boy isolates himself due to depression and stress in his life. His female co-worker notices his smoking, which she has never seen before, confronts him about it, and suggests a counseling group for youth in the community [3:06 minutes]
For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators
This 2003 report provides an examination of the issues by the Advisory Group on Suicide Prevention, from basic suicide data to specific factors affecting First Nations, and based on this, presents recommendations for action.
This 2008 report represents efforts to promote the meantl health and well-being of Native American youth, their families, and their communities through development of policy, practice and research reccomendations that emphasize the importance of tradtional cultural teachings and healing practices.
Lays the groundwork for community-based suicide prevention and mental health promotion plans for American Indian and Alaska Native youth and young adults. Addresses risks, protective factors, and awareness, and describes prevention models for action.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help tribal child welfare workers and care providers play an effective role in the prevention of suicide among the children and youth they serve. The toolkit contains background reading on the issue of suicide in Indian Country and the use of cultural approaches to prevention and community healing.
The Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention E-Newsletter is a monthly free e-newsletter produced by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue contains information regarding methamphetamine and suicide - two critical public health issues that are negatively impacting Indian Country.