RISING SUN toolkit


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2015-2017 US Arctic Council Chairmanship
Mental Health Innovation Network

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The Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) web-based toolkit covers key outcomes and measures to assess the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions in the circumpolar Arctic among Indigenous communities and was developed though engagement with Indigenous peoples’ organizations and community leaders. Geared toward communities, clinicians, policymakers and researchers the toolkit provides a general introduction to suicide prevention efforts in circumpolar Indigenous communities, guidance on how to alleviate this public health threat and lessons learned from communities that have successfully implemented effective suicide prevention interventions and strategies with best practices for using the toolkit. It was developed while the United States held the two-year rotating chairmanship of the Arctic Council from April 24, 2015 to May 11, 2017 which has since been passed to Finland.