Inter-Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit
The American Indian Health Commission and the Chehalis Tribe are honored to invite Native youth (ages 13-24), mental health supervisors, Tribal/UIHP program staff, tribal elders and other concerned community members to the 4th Annual Intertribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit: I Choose Life; Embrace Your Sacredness.
NATIVE YOUTH WILL:
Hear and meet Native leaders, experts, and other guests from around the Nation to learn how to support one another and understand the impacts we all face together.
Create a space to share hope, love, and healing through understanding and development of cultural protection and skills building.
Participate in open conversations about the impacts of suicide in tribal communities and become leaders in their communities.
Suicide continues to haunt our Native peoples, and it affects our communities more than any other race in the U.S: The rate of suicide among Native Youth is more than double the rate of any other ethnic population.
Among Native peoples, suicide rates peak during adolescence and young adulthood and then decline later in age. This trend is the opposite in other racial and ethnic groups. That’s why it is important for our Native youth to come together now and become warriors to protect our future generations.