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Witnesses: SCIA hearing on youth suicide, mental health


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Thursday to discuss youth suicide and mental health resources in Indian Country.

The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
MR. RANDY GRINNELL
Deputy Director, Management Operations, Indian Health Service
Accompanied by: ROSE WEAHKEE, PH.D., Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service

Panel 2
COLORADAS MANGAS
Sophomore at Ruidoso High School, Mescalero Apache Reservation

DR. PAULA CLAYTON, M.D
Medical Director, American FoundatIon for Suicide Prevention

MS. LAURIE FLYNN
Executive Director, TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University

MR. HUNTER GENIA
Behavioral Health Administrator, Saginaw Chippewa Tribe

MS. NOVALENE GOKLISH
Senior Research Coordinator, Celebrating Life Youth Suicide Prevention Program, White Mountain Apache Tribe / Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Celebrating Life / Johns Hopkins Project, Whiteriver, Arizona

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on The Preventable Epidemic: Youth Suicides and the Urgent Need for Mental Health Care Resources in Indian Country (March 25, 2010)

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