National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS)
“How can we forget the broken when we never listen to their cries, how can we forget their sorrow when we never look and only pass by? We never forget… we just listen to their screams echoing in the silence”.
Develop an Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Program that will increase protective(preventative)factors such as resiliency and reduce the risk factors associated with suicide.
NAYSPS encourages and supports the well-being of youth and families through a community-based approach of presentations, workshops and resources materials for the community. It increases awareness in understanding of suicide prevention amongst the youth and community members by helping to create a healthier community.
To increase protective (preventative) factors such as resiliency and reduce the risk factors.
Increase understanding, collaborative approaches and linkages.
Increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention.
Strengthen key protective factors such as a strong sense of identity, meaning and purpose.
Strengthen and facilitate collaborative approaches and linkages with other agencies and organizations
Enhance knowledge development regarding what is known about what works in preventing Aboriginal Youth Suicide.
Gather First Nation Youth to discuss, educate and raise awareness of suicide prevention and healthy life styles.
What can the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy Program (NAYSPS) do for you?
Provide training on health issues
Promote and engage youth, families and adults to build self-esteem.
Explore Aboriginal Culture and Healing
Learn new skills to deal with mental health issues.
Here at the Touchwood Agency Tribal Council we will assist and support the youth, family and community members to address suicide prevention. This program also provides training for front line workers to develop and update appropriate locally driven workshops on mental health and social issues.
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