Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, & Postvention Resources

For those needing information and support NOW:

Alaska CARELINE: "Alaska suicide prevention and someone to talk to line."(877)-266-HELP (4357).

North Slope Borough Community Mental Health Center: (907) 852-0260, (800) 478-6606 (24 hrs.)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: "No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living." (800) 273-TALK (8255).

The TREVOR Project: "The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth." (866) 488-7386 (24 hrs./7 days).

Resources: Download Additional North Slope/State Resources

Additional resource links for valuable information:

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC): "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."

Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council: "The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council advises the governor and legislature on issues related to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities."

Indian Health Services - A Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives: "Despite the strengths of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families and communities, suicide remains a devastating and far too frequent event. The Indian Health Services is partnering with tribal, federal, state, and community leadership to advance behavioral health and prevent suicide in AI/AN communities."

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): "Promoting a public health approach to suicide prevention."

Survivors of Suicide: "Time heals all wounds is not necessarily true for survivors of suicide. Time is necessary for healing, but time is not enough. Shared feelings enrich and lead to growth and healing."