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Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Interagency Coordinating Committee – The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse is responsible for aligning, leveraging and coordinating with federal agencies and departments in carrying out the responsibilities delineated in the Tribal Law and Order Act. This site contains the latest news and events as well as resources to help with funding and training.

National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research is a profession scientific journal. It contains empirical research, program evaluations, case studies, unpublished dissertations, and other articles in the behavioral, social, and health sciences which clearly relate to the mental health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Native American Center for Excellence – The Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) was established by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) as a national resource to address issues related to substance abuse prevention and behavioral health in Native American communities.

Native PRIDE – Native P.R.I.D.E. (Prevention, Research, Intervention, Development, and Education) was founded in 2007 as an American Indian non-profit organization. Their mission is to develop and implement culture, strengths, and spiritual based programs for Native people that inspire leadership, healing and wellness from colonization and multi-generational trauma. The Native HOPE (Helping Our People Endure) program creates a safe, sacred place through culture, spirituality, and humor for participants to address suicide, depression, trauma, violence, and substance abuse.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Society of Indian Psychologists

Suicide Prevention

American Association of Suicidology – Founded in 1968, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

Center for Native American Youth – 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. Under tribal resources, there are resources for health and suicide prevention, education and culture, links to funding and aid available to tribes, information about federal agencies and key legislation, and research and policy sources.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Established in 2010,the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention advances the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) by championing suicide prevention as a national priority, catalyzing efforts to implement high priority objectives of the NSSP, and cultivating the resources needed to sustain progress.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – The National Suicide Prevention Resource Center has an American Indian/Alaska Native page as well as a newsletter called the Weekly Spark, which offers Suicide Prevention Online Training.

Articles:

Bullying Emerges as a Contributing Factor – The Scourge of Suicides among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth