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