#IWillLive: Weaving Culture into Suicide Prevention Strategies

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Culturally relevant suicide prevention strategies that are endorsed by community members can lead to long-lasting change. The following six-to-eight-minute webinar clips, adapted from SPRC’s Tribal Community of Learning Series, feature expert advice on addressing the root causes of mental health issues and suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by drawing on community strengths.

Click here for more information Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) 2019

Rob England of the Yurok Tribe and United Indian Health Services, Inc., highlights the merits of weaving culture into evidence-based suicide prevention strategies to engage multiple generations of Native community members in prevention efforts that are effective and transformative.

  • Ko’l Ho Koom’ Mo (Working Together) – This youth suicide prevention program takes a culturally competent, community-based approach to enhancing protective factors.
    We are a youth suicide prevention program (ages 10-24) at United Indian Health Services, Inc. (UIHS) funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Memorial Grant and serves both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. To learn more about this program, please call (707) 825-5070.