Lead | Implementation ToolsNational AI/AN Hope for Life Day Toolkit

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations are at higher risk for suicide than other ethnic and racial groups, with youth and young adults being particularly at risk. Studies have found that strengthening community connectedness can help promote resilience and coping skills. In an effort to help support AI/AN communities as they prepare for National AI/AN Hope for Life Day on September 10, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) AI/AN Task Force released an updated National AI/AN Hope for Life Day toolkit, adding a number of new tools and resources. This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps on September 10 to change the conversation about suicide, initiate action, and foster hope in their efforts to reduce suicide in AI/AN communities across the country.  


SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.