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Gila River Health Care Corporation
The Gila River Health Care Corporation will use multiple strategies in prevention suicide within their community: 1) training such as Gatekeeper, for professional and community members; 2) enhance their reporting systems for screenings; 3) support community members through culturally appropriate interventions; and, 4) postvention support for individuals, families, and the community related to attempt and/or loss from suicide.
The Hualapai Tribe will support the development and implementation of a suicide surveillance program, Finding Hope. This program will be a comprehensive increase in prevention, intervention, and postvention services for individuals and families experiencing distress related to suicidal ideations, gestures, and attempts. The program seeks to increase awareness, increase services, and change behaviors in a way which will result in reduction of suicidal gestures, attempts, and completions.
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
The Phoenix Indian Medical Center will provide evidence-based prevention, intervention, and postvention services to address suicidal ideations and behaviors. They will utilize practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprograming (EMDR) and Seeking Safety model in decreasing suicidal ideations and behaviors.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Sumunumu Program will focus on long-term methamphetamine treatment and prevention through the use of the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and inpatient treatment. The access to inpatient treatment on a timely basis will be provided through the New Hope Recovery Ranch and the New Frontier Treatment Center. The aftercare will be provided through the Sumunumu Resource Center with the ability to assist clients studying for and passing the GED, job searching, and assistance programs (i.e., IGA, TANF, food stamps, etc.). Prevention efforts will be provided at the schools located on the reservation and other community outreach activities.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony communities have identified methamphetamine abuse and suicide as their top areas of concern. The Behavioral Health Department will enhance the service they provide to the community with direct outreach and organizational collaboration. They will create a collaborative outreach program with the medical department, diabetes and wellness program, parks and recreation, education, community members, and tribal court programs, in order to foster the sustainability of wellness and culture within children, adults, elders, families, and communities.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community – Purpose Area 2
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will impact the health and well-being of Community members by increasing suicide prevention awareness. In addition to promoting the skills for the Community youth, the Department of Behavioral Health Services has encouraged staff to take trauma-informed care continuing education due to the awareness of how a history of trauma (or ongoing stressors) can impact emotional and behavioral responses.
Sherman Indian School Clinic
The Sherman Indian School Clinic will provide evidence-based prevention, intervention, and postvention services surrounding suicidal behavior and substance abuse amongst the youth in the school. They will focus on education, evidence-based treatment methods, and structured life skills training.