CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

In the United States, one person completes suicide every 12.3 minutes. It’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by suicide.[1] Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death – and happens at 2.5 times the national rate – for AI/AN youth between 15 and 24 years … Continue reading CNAY Shares Resources during National Suicide Prevention Week

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Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

On June 29-30th, Champion for Change Brayden White attended a safeTALK suicide prevention training in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Brayden is working toward being able to train others on the Akwesasne Nation to recognize and respond to signs of depression and suicidality. In January 2012, Brayden lost a close childhood friend to suicide. “From that point … Continue reading Champion for Change Prepares Community to Address Youth Suicide

NWPAIHB June Newsletter: LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board June 2016 Adolescent Health News & Notes LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted June is LGBT Pride Month, and THRIVE is pleased to announce the release of AI/AN suicide prevention media materials to reach LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, and two spirit)! The campaign -- LGBTQ - Two Spirit, … Continue reading NWPAIHB June Newsletter: LGBTQ- Two Spirit. Loved & Accepted

NIH to convene workshop on Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide

What The National Institutes of Health will convene a Pathways to Prevention workshop to assess the available scientific evidence to better understand the importance of identifying efforts that could be effective in preventing suicidal thoughts and behaviors as early as possible. An impartial, independent panel will identify research gaps and future research priorities. The workshop … Continue reading NIH to convene workshop on Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide

Congressional Briefing on Native American Youth Suicide

A Congressional Briefing Presented by the American Psychological Association PREVENTING NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH SUICIDE Suicide is a critical health issue for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, particularly for youth. This briefing will address: Why this population suffers from the highest rate of suicide in the U.S. The triggers that lead to these tragic events What … Continue reading Congressional Briefing on Native American Youth Suicide

CNAY Presents During George Washington University Native Heritage Month Event Series

On Friday, November 20, George Washington University hosted a panel discussion entitled "Intersections of Loss", an event focused on the high rates of youth suicide among Native and LGBTQIA individuals. The panel was part of GWU's Native American Heritage Month event series. CNAY staff served on the panel to provide background and resources on youth suicide in Indian … Continue reading CNAY Presents During George Washington University Native Heritage Month Event Series

CNAY Presents at White House Event Focused on Mental Health

CNAY was invited to present and participate at a White House event on October 9 entitled, "Global Mental Health Day: Partnerships for Suicide Prevention." The event drew more than 100 attendees, including clinicians, researchers, data scientists, tool developers, advocates, and policy makers who work to address mental health and suicide prevention. CNAY joined a panel … Continue reading CNAY Presents at White House Event Focused on Mental Health