Since 1995, the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with representatives from the state’s Indian nations, hosts an Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day. This year’s event will focus on the health and wellness of native youth and will take place Tuesday, January 20th on the Capitol lawn in Phoenix.
This year’s program will include a panel discussion on suicide prevention among American Indian teens. The conversation is being organized by ADHS and will include panelists from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and more.
We’ll be encouraging attendees to discuss the impact of suicide on their reservations and dialog about culturally competent solutions. For more information visit: http://azcia.gov/intld.asp.