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National 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.