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Native America Calling: Finding suicide intervention that works
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Finding suicide intervention that works
The newest survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes suicide is an urgent public health issue.

The data shows that while the suicide rate increased an alarming 30% across the board over a 20-year span, the rate for Native American and Alaska Native females rose a staggering 135% over the same time. The number for Native males is close behind.

At least half of those people had contact with the health care system within a month of taking their own lives, indicating an opportunity for trained professionals to intervene.

It’s Suicide Awareness Month, and Native American Calling will look at the promising work to turn around a dire trend.

Pew: Suicide in America: A Public Health Crisis We Can Help Solve

Guests on Native America Calling
Dr. Antony Stately (Ojibwe/Oneida), executive officer and president of the Native American Community Clinic

Dr. Dolores Subia BigFoot (enrolled member of the Caddo Nation), presidential professor who directs the Indian Country Child Trauma Center within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Shaun Griswold (Laguna/Zuni/Jemez), editor of Source New Mexico

Raymond Daw (Diné), behavioral health consultant

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