Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Health. Discussion »
WASHINGTON American Indian youth commit suicide at a rate 3.5 times that of the national average. Periodically, American Indian youth suicides are clustered in time and place. When this occurs, the suicide rate soars to 10 times the national average.
Everyone has a role in preventing suicides. The goals and objectives in the National Strategy work together to promote wellness, increase protection, reduce risk, and promote effective treatment and recovery.
National Strategy Points Released
The following National Strategy was released on Monday as part of the National Suicide Prevention Week activities:
From encouraging dialogue about suicidal behavior to promoting policies that support suicide prevention, the National Strategy states that suicide prevention efforts should:
We All Have a Role to Play Video Released
The National Strategy emphasizes community involvement in preventing suicides. Tribal communities can utilize the
We All Have a Role to Play video that was released by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. (See Above)
posted September 12, 2012 12:10 pm edt