Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Hope Squad Program – Addressing Suicide Prevention and Untreated Mental Illness


AI AN May 18 Webinar Banner

Join us for a special webinar hosted by the American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus

Each year, more than 44,000 Americans die from suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the country. The prevalence of suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives is even higher than within the general population.

This webinar will feature the Hope Squad Program, a school-based peer advocate program that works to prevent suicide and decrease the incidence of untreated mental illness. The Hope Squad Program is currently working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities in Alaska, Oklahoma, and Utah.

TOPIC: The Hope Squad Program – Addressing Suicide Prevention and 
Untreated Mental Illness

DATE: May 18, 2017
TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

SPEAKERS:
Moderator: Dr. Francine Gachupin, Member, American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus
Presenter: Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall, Founder and Executive Director, HOPE4UTAH


View the abstract and bios here:   http://tinyurl.com/HopeSquadBios

The American Indian and Alaska Native National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Caucus provides a forum for members to increase dialogue across the country and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health for AI/ANs.

Visit the AI/AN NPA Caucus website for more information: http://aian.npa-rhec.org/.


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