Suicide Prevention Evaluation in a Western Athabaskan American Indian Tribe, 1988 – 1997


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Western Athabaskan Tribe. P Serna, MSW, American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Center and Network; PA May, PhD, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. M Sitaker, MPH, Office of Epidemiology and Assessment, The Combined Health District of M
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report summarizes the results of a suicide prevention and intervention program implemented in a Western Athabaskan tribe in rural New Mexico that targeted tribal members ages 15-19 years. It indicates that rates of suicide and attempted suicide among this target population decreased substantially after the program was implemented.