Preventing suicide with strength and resilience

(Graphic courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Suicide rates for Alaska Native youth are still high — but groups are actively working to change that. Community members and researchers are focusing on the strengths of Alaska Native peoples and cultures to reduce the risk and promote wellness. We’ll talk about a new research center that’s exploring what’s working and what’s not.

This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk, a look at what’s making Alaska communities stronger.

HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Stacy Rasmus – interim director of the Center for Alaska Native Health and Research
  • Evon Peter – Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Participate:

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

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