|National Alliance on Mental Illness
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|NAMI American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Listening Session: NAMI looked to boost efforts to increase the engagement and support of AI/AN communities nationwide in 2009 by hosting a meeting of national experts on AI/AN mental health. The result was a collection of their recommendations for mental health systems and NAMI to address barriers to quality care, cultural competence, advocacy and AI/AN community collaboration. Click here for more information and to view the proceedings report.
|Today's Way to Learn about American Indians
"Learning and understanding helps one appreciate how people have adapted or changed out of necessity and from merging with other cultures." This page offers a listing of relevant web sites where you can learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.
- Suicide Prevention in Native Populations: Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”: learn about SAMHSA's publication, To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults, a guide helping promote mental health and address risk of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) American Indian/ Alaska Native Web Pages: These web pages are intended to be a resource for people working to prevent suicide and promote wellness in Native communities, offering links to pages on community readiness, best practices and local efforts, resources on digital storytelling and language archiving, and more.