Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Native communities bear the largest burden of suicide among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with Native youth being disproportionately affected. In parallel with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month each September, Hope for Life Day provides the opportunity to increase awareness and spotlight current efforts toward Native suicide prevention.

This issue features information that individuals and communities can use to raise awareness about suicide. It is brought to you by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Indian Health Service (IHS); and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), all components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Population of focus: Native communities, youth

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Date: 2018