The tragedy of suicide ripples out beyond immediate families and affects entire communities. The rates for Alaska Native youth are some of the highest in the nation and for veterans rates are also significantly higher than the national average. What does the latest research reveal about how to help prevent suicide? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Dana Diehl, Director of Wellness and Prevention, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Dr. Timothy Ballard, Director, Alaska VA Healthcare System
- Related: Looking at Alaska’s high suicide rate
- ANTHC is hosting several events during September for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, as well as the Tell Your Story youth photo contest.
- If you or someone you know is in crisis or contemplating suicide call the Alaska Careline at 1-877-266-HELP(4357), or text ‘4help’ to 839863.
- Veterans in crisis are encouraged to call the VA staff through a toll-free hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1; text 838255; or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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