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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
May/June 2010, Volume 18, Number 3 

Suicide Prevention in Native Populations: Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

What’s in the Guide? Chapter by Chapter . . .


Illustrated with graphics on almost every page, To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns includes:

Culture, Community, and Prevention explores risk and protective factors and the ways in which AI/AN cultures can help promote the mental health of young people.

Breaking the Silence around the Suicide Conversation helps break down the myths that often surround suicide. These myths are barriers to a community’s open discussion of potential solutions.

Cover of To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns

Responding to Suicide deals specifically with actions that a community might take after a suicide occurs.

Community Readiness discusses the stages of change that a community goes through as it confronts the possible causes of and solutions to suicide.

Community Action describes the public health approach to prevention, with SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework as a model for action.

Promising Suicide Prevention Programs describes programs for preventing suicide among AI/AN youth.

Throughout the guide are boxes titled “Questions for Seeking the Wisdom of Elders.” The questions explore a community’s traditional ways of maintaining “balance” or “harmony” among its members.

The guide includes a suicide prevention assessment resource tool created by R. Dale Walker, M.D., Director of the One Sky Center in Portland, OR. In addition, the guide includes myths, a glossary, statistics, Web resources, an extensive bibliography, and an entire chapter of Federal resources.


  Cover Story & Related Articles  
Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Project LAUNCH focuses on children from birth to age 8.


  From the Administrator  
Your Responses to What's in a Term?

Your Responses to “What’s in a Term?”

Comments are continuing to arrive in SAMHSA’s email reader-response box. Thank you! Read the responses so far.

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

SAMHSA has received more than 150 emails in response to the Administrator’s call for comments. Read selected responses.


  Health Reform  

Affordable Care Act: Implications for Behavioral Health

The Act improves services for people who have mental health and substance use disorders.



  Suicide Prevention in American  
  Indian Communities  
Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

AI/AN youth are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide.

First-Person: Commitment, Hope, Community

Collaborating across tribes helped create a needed publication for AI/AN youth.



  Teens & Substance Abuse  
Adolescents Do What Every Day?

Adolescents Do What Every Day?

A day in the life may include more than texting and homework.

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

Sales of tobacco to minors increased nationally in 2009.

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

If a mother smokes, does that affect her teen?

Teen Smoking: New Data

Trends in young people’s smoking habits.



  Treatment  
TIP 49 in Your Pocket

TIP 49 in Your Pocket

Pocket “Quick Guides” for counselors and physicians.

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

Activities in 27 metro areas include Baltimore and San Diego — Metro Briefs.


  Awards  
PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

Kudos for the realistic depiction of substance abuse and mental illness in film and TV.


  Staff in the News  
Leadership Award to Kana Enomoto

Leadership Award to Kana Enomoto

The Arthur S. Flemming Awards honors SAMHSA’s Kana Enomoto.


  Ending Seclusion & Restraint  

Organizations Making a Difference

SAMHSA honors facilities for reducing these practices.



  Drug Abuse Warning Network  
  (DAWN)  

Rise in Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers

Emergency visits double for prescription opioid pain relievers.



  Recovery Month  
Toolkits, Posters Available

Toolkits, Posters Available

For September, planning materials at RecoveryMonth.gov.



  


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