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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 programs.

  • 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 resources.

  • 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.

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