Coming together to reduce suicide
ANTHC and regional tribal injury prevention and behavioral health programs have been working together since December 2007 to address suicide and suicide attempts among the Alaska Native people.
These behavioral health and injury prevention programs developed an Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Initiative, which was approved and adopted by the Alaska Native Health Board in 2009. An update of the initiative was generated in the fall of 2010, after many suicide prevention activities were initiated.
By 2015, ANTHC, in collaboration with the Alaska Tribal Health System, is working to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts among Alaska Native people by 15 percent.