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General Resources

Indian Health Services (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health
The IHS Division of Behavioral Health is responsible for IHS efforts to monitor, prevent and treat mental and behavior health conditions, substance abuse and suicide prevention. The IHS Division of Behavioral Health website features sections on suicide prevention programs, best practices, collaborations and resources related to tribal suicide prevention.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Tribal Affairs
SAMHSA provides training and technical assistance to tribes, such as help with prevention program planning and Tribal Action Plan development. This webpage highlights SAMHSA's tribal affairs agenda and includes policies, working group activities, grant programs and publications, and training and technical assistance resources related to tribal suicide prevention and mental health.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Tribal TTA Center provides training and technical assistance (TTA) on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health. The Tribal TTA Center provides Broad, Focused and Intensive TTA to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees and organizations serving Indian Country.

American Indian and Alaska Native Organizations

Suicide Prevention Resource Center American Indian and Alaska Native Web site
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) American Indian and Alaska Native webpages are designed for individuals working with Native populations on suicide prevention and mental health promotion. These webpages include the basics of getting started, a best practices registry, a comprehensive library of data sources and publications, and sustaining efforts from Indian Country.

Center for Native American Youth
The Center for Native American Youth is committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of Native American youth and—in particular—to preventing youth suicide. Founded by former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, the center aspires to develop meaningful partnerships with Tribal governments and organizations. The Center holds youth summits and roundtables throughout Indian Country to bring together youth, Tribal leaders, key partners and experts to discuss the challenges these young people face and best practices on how to respond to those challenges.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research. It is dedicated to quality mental health care across Indian Country.

American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma
Aii is a department within the University of Oklahoma's Division of Public and Community Services in University Outreach and provides outreach services to form collaborative partnerships with American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation tribes and bands. Aii's website features a resource library of materials, services and suicide prevention programs throughout Indian Country.

Suicide Prevention Organizations

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline, available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. The Lifeline website features suicide prevention toolkits, customizable public service announcements, print materials and e-cards.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a 501(c)(3) organization that is at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives, including groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRC is the nation's only federally supported resource center, devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training and materials.

Tribal Health – Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE)
The suicide prevention project at the NPAIHB is THRIVE, which stands for "Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone". THRIVE works to reduce suicide rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the Pacific Northwest by increasing tribal capacity to prevent suicide and by improving regional collaborations. Staff provides programmatic technical assistance, suicide prevention training and resources to the Northwest Tribes.

Bureau of Indian Education Suicide Prevention
This is a webpage provided by the US Department of the Interior’s Department of Indian Education. This page includes a list of federal agencies, organizations, articles, training materials and resources on American Indian and Alaska Native suicide prevention.

Mental Health

OK2Talk: Founded by the National Mental Health Alliance to create a space for teens.

Mental National resource for teens and young adults to get resources, assistance and information for mental health.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 or chat

Veterans Crisis Line
Dial 988 then press 1
SMS Text Message 838255

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