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

Community is the Healer that Breaks the Silence poster

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.

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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-female

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 SAMHSA and the Department of the Interior.