Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention: Current Perspectives

September 16, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Office of Regional Operations of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is hosting a webinar that aims to build knowledge of suicide and prevention activities in Indian Country and increase capacity to address suicide. Presenters will provide up-to-date information on suicide prevention activities, including best practices and innovative strategies. An overview of suicide and prevention efforts in Indian Country will set the stage, and information on culturally relevant prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation activities will be discussed, as well as current efforts to address suicide prevention for Native Americans/Alaska Natives. In addition, the White Mountain Apache Tribe suicide surveillance system will be described to illustrate how surveillance findings are incorporated into current suicide prevention strategies for this population. The webinar will be held on September 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET.