"This strategic plan is a comprehensive and integrated approach to reducing the loss and suffering from suicide and suicidal behaviors. It brings together multiple disciplines, perspectives, and resources to create an integrated system where services can be accessed across multiple settings. In this way, an individual, a family, a school, and a community can be connected by a continuum of needed services, up to and including the healthcare system. This focus on collaboration marks only the beginning of a much larger long-term process. We are currently bringing the full weight of Tribal leadership, programs, and resources to this problem."
Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H.
Indian Health Service
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.