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Community is The Healer That Breaks the Silence (Thrive) Campaign
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) 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.
Additional materials from this or other NPAIHB media campaigns may be downloaded from their Social Marketing Campaigns page . To inquire about availability of paper copies, please email email@example.com.
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 with two print ads:
- What a Difference a Friend Makes: Male Poster [PDF - 250 KB]
- What a Difference a Friend Makes: Female Poster [PDF - 113 KB]
Suicide Prevention Videos
Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Zero Suicide site has"EBPs in Indian Country," an interview with Ester Tenorio, the Project Director of KEYWAH, San Felipe Pueblo, who talks about aligning evidence-based programs with Indigenous ways of life.
The video "Native Youth Speaks on Suicide Prevention," is the result of 10 suicide prevention listening sessions held throughout Indian Country by the IHS, with partners at SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of the Interior.