This project is to build capacity and infrastructure to address substance abuse and suicide in our native youth population. Culturally appropriate therapies to build resiliency and increase prevention include equine therapy, art and music therapy. Training para professionals on response and assistance for suicidal attempts, threats and ideation will help the community have more resources available.
Focus groups and surveys will be conducted and elders along with professional staff will help build resources and make them known to the community and youth. A campaign will be developed to help reduce the stigma of mental illness, depression and increase the community's confidence in seeking help.