Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Services Offered by the MSPI Program

  • Emotional Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education and Outreach
  • Cultural Prevention Activities
  • Talking Circles
  • Referrals to other NUI programs as  needed.

Some signs of suicide include…

  • Talking about wanting to die or threatening to kill or hurt oneself.
  • Seeking lethal means such as firearms, pills, etc.
  • Increased risky behavior .
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • And more…

Suicide in Indian Country *

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among American Indians/Alaska Natives aged 10 to 34 years.
  • The suicide rate among American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 34 (19.5 per 100,000) is 1.5 times higher than the national average for that age group (12.9 per 100,000).

If you, or someone you know, are in need of immediate help, these resources are available 24/7

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline– 1(800) 273-8255
  • Crisis Call Center— (775)-784-8090 or Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)—1(866)-488-7386
  • Sexual Assault Support Services —(775) 221-7600

In the event of a medical emergency, call 911.

Ask us about these amazing training opportunities!

The MSPI Program offers training in two programs by Living Works:

  • safeTALK
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

These programs touch on the risk and warning signs of suicide. You can learn how to approach someone you are worried might be having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them to help with the four hour safeTALK training.

You can also learn how to become that helpful resource for someone with thoughts of suicide by participating in the two day ASIST training!

Minimal age requirement for safeTALK is 15 years old and for ASIST is 16 years old. Contact MSPI program coordinator for more information.