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Suicide Prevention

NCP: Native Connections Project
(SAMHSA Award # 5H79TI083578)

The purpose of Native Connections is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24. The goals of this program fall within two of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Initiatives: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, and Trauma and Justice.

SPIP: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention
(IHS Award # BH22IHS0027)

The purpose of this project is to reduce the prevalence of suicide among the AIAN communities within the Ottawa County area by improving care coordination; expanding access to behavioral health care services; and supporting youth at risk for suicidal behavior with prevention activities that reinforce their connection to their cultural identity.

Morgan Leeper

Program Director