Hope For Life Day
The American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force is a public-private partnership formed to help reduce suicide in AI/AN communities.
To further advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation around suicide and suicide prevention, the AI/AN Task Force developed the National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day (which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10) and the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day toolkit.
The toolkit is geared towards professionals and grass-roots organizers working in AI/AN communities to implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day on September 10 of each year.
This Action Alliance toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation around suicide, initiate action for awareness, and foster hope in the effort to reduce or eliminate suicide in their community. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored events in their community to promote hope, life, cultural resiliency, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found under the tab “Cultural Activities.”
Fact Sheets and Tips
- Suicide: At a Glance
- Accessing AI/AN Suicidal Behavior Data
- AAS AI/AN Suicide Data 2011
- NCUIH Knowledge Resource Center – Population Fact
- Ideas of Implementing Cultural Activities
- Tips for Engaging Native Youth
Templates for Engaging Leaders
- Tips and Strategies
- Tribal Leader Invite Template (doc)
- Resolution Request Template (doc)
- Tribal Resolution Template (doc)