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Join the Tweetstorm for Hope for Life Day 

Thursday, September 10 from 12pm - 1pm ET

Join us for a Tweetstorm for #HopeforLife Day!

Sample Tweets

Tweet 1

While there's no conclusive data that shows suicide rates increased because of #COVID19, we are very aware that many AI/ANs are experiencing impacts on their mental and emotional wellbeing, and issues like job loss, financial strain and social isolation are all risks factors for suicide. Get resources here: https://theactionalliance.org/covid19

Tweet 2

Attention #Nativeyouth! You are cherished. You are loved. You are community. You are family. Reach out for help, even when you think you don't need it or are too afraid. Someone is there to help. Check out the @WeRNative site for more resources on #suicideprevention. #SuicidePreventionWeek #HopeforLife #Nativehealth #NCUIH #NIHB https://www.wernative.org/my-life/my-mind/suicide

Tweet 3

Just like we are protecting our physical health right now, we should also be taking care of our mental health as we navigate this pandemic. Check out @NIHB1 Tribal COVID-19 Resource Center for resources and tools to help cope with the pandemic. #SuicidePreventionMonth #HopeforLife #Nativehealth #NIHB #NCUIH https://www.nihb.org/covid-19/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Final-Psychological-Implications-of-COVID19-4_16_202.._FORMATTED.pdf

Tweet 4

Shea is two-spirit. Shea attempted suicide. Shea sought out a tribal elder for help. Listen to Shea's story. #HopeforLife #SuicidePreventionWeek #Nativehealth #NCUIH #NIHB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTl057NkMlM&feature=youtu.be

Tweet 5

Be a good friend and learn the common warning signs for suicide. Check out this student guide to mental health. Start the conversation. https://www.ncuih.org/hopeforlife#resources #HopeforLife #SuicidePreventionWeek #Nativehealth #Nativeyouth #NCUIH #NIHB

Tweet 6

Social connectedness improves physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Connectedness is a proven protective factor against suicide. Stay connected with family and friends through video chats, Zoom or even Netflix. https://www.ncuih.org/hopeforlife#resources #HopeforLife #SuicidePreventionWeek #Nativehealth #NCUIH #NIHB

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About Hope for Life

On June 30, 2015, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH), in partnership with the Action Alliance’s AI/AN Task Force, put forward a resolution at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The resolution, “Creating an Annual National American Indian and Alaska Native Hope for Life Day (Suicide Prevention Awareness Day),” was the outcome of a one-year collaborative effort by task force members.

NCUIH, NIHB, NPAIHB, and THRIVE/WeRNativefor a special recording on Suicide Prevention in the Age of COVID-19 in honor of #HopeForLife! 

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Agenda

  • Opening Native Drumming - Shawn Ironmaker (Member of the Aaniiih and Nakoda Nations in North Central Montana)
  • Introduction and Overview from Dr. Kimberly Fowler, Vice President of Technical Assistance and Research at the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)
  • Urban Partners - American Indian Health and Family Services - Adon Vazquez (Cherokee/Mexican/Macedonian), Sacred Bundle Program Assistant and Karyna Sitkowski, Zero Suicide Program Assistant
  • Tribal Partners - Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah - Roger Clark, Mental Health Counselor & Mus-Pu-Vu Program Coordinator
  • Youth Initiatives -THRIVE IndigiLove Youth Campaign - Lael Tate (Diné/Navajo), Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator at Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Policy Updates - Sunny Stevenson (Walker River Paiute), Director of Federal Relations, NCUIH
  • Closing Remarks - Dr. Kimberly Fowler, Vice President of Technical Assistance and Research at NCUIH
  • Closing Native Drumming - Shawn Ironmaker (Member of the Aaniiih and Nakoda Nations in North Central Montana)

 

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