Suicide takes precious lives. It can affect anyone, anywhere at any time, devastating families and even entire communities. But it is not inevitable. Help prevent suicide and offer support to those in crisis by sharing and airing these resources.
Suicide is a liar and a cheat. It can make a person feel like there’s no reason to live. You can make a difference by sharing these videos to show how Suicide lies — and, more importantly, that help and hope are always at hand.
Seven Generations – Video for American Indian Youth
Based on the “seven generations” philosophy of American Indian culture, this video builds a powerful connection across the generations, while offering a powerful message to young males to seek help if they are having thoughts of suicide.
“Seven Generations” was produced with the participation of several American Indian tribes and cultural advisors on location in Montana. SAMHSA is grateful for their assistance.
Heart of the Land – Video for Alaska Native Youth
Using a generational approach to prevent suicide, this video appeals to the pride and strength of Alaska Native culture, using storytelling to remind young males that it is up to their generation to carry forward their proud culture.
“Heart of the Land” was produced with the help of a Native Alaskan film director, cultural advisors and members of several tribes in Alaska. SAMHSA is grateful for their assistance.
Download 60 Second Audio: English (MP3 | 2.4 MB)
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All materials on this webpage (video and audio spots) are free and created for public use without permission from, or charge by, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Their use by anyone should not be construed as an endorsement of the views, opinions, programs, or activities of the use, nor as a reflection of the views of HHS or SAMHSA.