Sept. 5 Native Youth Listserv: National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 4-10

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Not signed up for the Native Youth Listserv? Sign up here to get weekly updates sent directly to your email about an opportunity for Native youth.

Here’s what you missed:

This listserv email provides information about National
Suicide Prevention Week
, September 4-10, 2012.

Suicide Prevention Week starts on September 4 and culminates with World
Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.
The rate of suicide in the
U.S. has been on the rise since 2000 and is currently the tenth leading cause
of death in the country. Specific to young people in Indian Country, Native
youth suffer the highest rates of suicide of any group in the U.S. – at
least 3.5 times the national average
. Tribal leaders, parents,
youth, community members, mental health professionals and others work
together every day to help address this public health issue.

The Center would like to share more information about suicide prevention and
how you can get involved in this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week.

Prevention Resources:
Suicide prevention efforts can be as
diverse as the 566 federally-recognized tribes in Indian Country. Prevention
can be identified as trainings, programs, curriculums as well as other
community efforts. Please visit the Center’s One-Stop Shop
Resource Center
for a full comprehensive list of suicide prevention
initiatives and contact the Center if you need help connecting with any one

Stories of Inspiration: Do you have a positive message
you’d like to share to help support and motivate Native youth across the
country? Do you know about an impactful suicide prevention program in your
community? If so, the Center wants to hear from you!
Submit your
own Story of
to share a positive message about strength and
encouragement and the Center will highlight your story throughout National
Suicide Prevention Week and the entire month of September. 

Suicide Prevention Week
Visit the Center’s What’s
blog to learn how to get involved with this year’s National Suicide
Prevention Week.

As with every weekly email, we encourage you to visit our website ( for a comprehensive list
of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant
opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in
the Center for Native American Youth.

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Center for
Native American Youth

About the Center
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the
Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in
Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen Institute, the Center is also
overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of the Center is to bring greater
national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster
solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.
you can help

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