The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announces a webinar on effective practices in suicide prevention for Alaska Native communities. Suicide is a national concern, with approximately 38,000 suicides occurring in the United States each year. Alaska Native and American Indian populations bear a disproportionately high burden from suicide and, as such, merit special attention. The geographic isolation of many Alaska Native communities appears to contribute to suicide risk. Conversely, access to income, social connectedness, and a link to strong traditional culture appear to be protective against suicide. The speakers will provide an overview of what is known about suicide in Alaska and will present specific effective strategies currently being used to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives.
- Webinar: Alaska Suicide Prevention
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
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