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Community is The Healer That Breaks the Silence (Thrive) Campaign

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving created posters and a fact sheet to address suicide in Indian country with the Community is the Healer that Breaks the Silence anti-suicide campaign.

Community is the Healer that Breaks the Silence poster

Additional materials from this or other NPAIHB media campaigns may also be downloaded from their Prevention and Media Resources page.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving To inquire about availability of paper copies, please email

What a Difference a Friend Makes

In 2007, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Ad Council launched "What a Difference a Friend Makes," a media campaign encouraging young people to provide support to friends experiencing mental health issues. Two print ads, below, targeted male [PDF - 250 KB] and female [PDF - 113 KB] native youth.

What a difference a friend makes-male
What a difference a friend makes-male

IHS Suicide Prevention Video

The following video, "Native Youth Speaks on Suicide Prevention," is a product of 10 Suicide Prevention Listening Sessions held by IHS throughout Indian Country with partners at the SAMHSA and the Department of the Interior.