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Generational Resilience 3 Part Webinar series

Watch and learn as the SAMHSA recorded webinars examine traditional practices for prevention, life skills development and models for positive youth development. Read More

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Youth

In mid-September, the Center for Native American YouthNative Wellness InstituteWe R Native, and Tribal Health Reaching Out Involves Everyone (THRIVE) announced the “Native Youth Are Medicine Campaign.” This campaign aims to spark conversations around mental health, self-love, and to create youth-centered spaces to share practices that promote healing, wellness, and tools to live in balance. Check out their websites and social media/YouTube channels for a variety of virtual gatherings, including webinars, resource sharing, and discussions to promote wellness for Native American youth.

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UNITY We Have Hope Q & A: Native youth Artist Spotlight

The We Have Hope series highlights Native youth from across the nation doing great things during uncertain times. We’re excited for our first special guest, Evynn Richardson from the Haliwa Saponi Tribe of North Carolina! Evynn is a rising artist and designed the 2020 UNITY Virtual Conference. Join us at 3pm PST for our Native youth artist spotlight Q&A.  At 5pm PST we’ll have a second special guest, Jaron Yazzie from the Navajo Nation! Jaron is a rising artist and creates traditional Navajo jewelry.

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Holiday Support for Native Youth

Prevention experts know that the holidays can be a tough time for those who suffer from depression, grief, and loss, and it’s just as important to support our youth during this time. Learn more about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and related resources by clicking the link. The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7. 1-800-273-8255 Read More

Titla joins panelists to discuss suicide

Tackling the suicide epidemic among military veterans is the focus of a task force called the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS). The task force, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation, recently hosted a Town Hall in Scottsdale, Arizona featuring a panel of community leaders including UNITY’s Executive Director Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache.

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – November 23rd

As the holidays approach, International Survivors of Suicide Day reminds us that this time of year can take a toll on survivors around the world. Survivors of suicide are those who lost a friend, family member, or community member to suicide. If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. We Are Connected, together we can heal and support.

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Veterans Day: You Protected Us. Let Us Walk with You

On November 11th, we honored our AI/AN Veterans, as well as acknowledging active-duty members. Even though Veterans Day has passed, we encourage you to reach out to AI/AN Veterans in your life and check on them. A simple thank you can go a long way. Read More

UNITY Alumna featured at Suicide Prevention Conference

Lauren Shelly Pina, San Carlos Apache, former UNITY 25 Under 25 honoree, shared inspiring words last month during Suicide Prevention Month at the Life is Precious Conference in San Carlos, Arizona. Pina spoke about her journey to Penn State University, where she’s a student. “I knew I wanted to be an engineer since junior high. During my senior year, I was accepted into 20 colleges. I knew I wanted to get off the reservation. My mom encouraged me. She said there’s more to see off the reservation and you can always come back. I was raised hearing ‘the sky is the limit and there’s so much more to life.’ I wanted to explore the world and I didn’t regret it one bit,” said Pina.

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Join the Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign Contest

Calling all UNITY Wellness Warriors to join the Indigi-Wellness Champion Campaign Contest! You could win these amazing prizes by posting photo. As part of UNITY’s ongoing efforts to promote mental wellness, we partnered with the National Council of Urban Indian Health, to launch this online campaign contest from September 10-20, 2019!

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#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration: Jerald Cobenais

#iWillLive Stories of Inspiration  -Written by UNITY Youth: Jerald Cobenais, Red Lake band of Ojibwe on his experiences with Suicide, and how he overcame.
“At an early age I was affected by suicide. I lost my older sister when I was 7-years-old.  At the time, I didn’t even know what suicide was.  Read More