Suicide Prevention Outreach Program for Native American Teenagers


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Suicide Prevention Outreach Program for Native American Teenagers
The need for suicide prevention models to address the need for Native American Indian teenagers (high school and college age) is imperative. It is known that American Indian (AI) students are at a higher risk for suicide compared with the general population.(Muehlenkamp, Marrone and Gray, 2009, 134) and that there are few culturally specific suicide prevention models available for AI youth. One such program is the Zuni Life Skills Development curriculum (Muehlenkamp et. al., 2009, 134). However, this model is directed at Zuni populations and a wider range of models need to be established. This paper will examine a proposed care model for suicide prevention for...
The end: traditional psychotherapy self-report measurements would combine to create an effective tool. Distribution of the model would also be key, with specific goals for outreach diffusion and program participation.
Indian Health Service website. (2010). American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website. Accessed 30 May 2010. Available at
Muehlenkamp, J.J., Marrone, S., Gray, J.S. (2009). A College Suicide Prevention Model for American Indian Students. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 40, 2: 134-140.
National Indian Health Board website (2010). Tribal Public Health Accreditation. Accessed 30 May 2010. Available at