Educator Resources Section 11: Government Agencies
Section 11: Government Agencies
American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website
The purpose of the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Community Suicide
Prevention Website is to provide American Indian and Alaska Native
communities with culturally appropriate information about best and
promising practices, training opportunities, and other relevant
information regarding suicide prevention and intervention. The goal of
the Website is to provide Native communities with the tools and
information to create, or adapt to, their own suicide prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It provides statistics, publications, health information, and funding
announcements. A search for youth suicide yields a number of valuable
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
works to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses
through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention,
recovery, and cure. A search of “suicide” provides a number of resources
some focused on youth.
The Office of the Surgeon General,
Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to protecting and
improving American health. The site has The Surgeon General’s Call to
Action to Prevent Suicide, 1999 and the National Strategy for Suicide
Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action, 2001 available to download.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) provides a number of suicide prevention-related resources to
order for free (or sometimes shipping costs). Suicide-related resources
can be found under Issues, Conditions, and Disorders on the menu banner
or through a search.