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Suicide has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide rates are even higher in many Native communities there are many programs that aim to prevent suicide. But what happens when someone attempts suicide and survives? While suicide attempts are not tracked, it is estimated that around 500 thousand people visited the hospital in 2013 due to self-harm behaviors. What are the steps that should be taken to help someone after they try to kill themselves? How can friends and family support a loved one as they try to heal? And how can they prevent it from happening again?
Sabrina Strong – Waking Up Alive
Yvonne “Tiny” DeCory (Oglala Lakota) – outreach coordinator for the Sweet Grass Project, and CEO for the BEAR program B.E.A.R Project
Michael Grant (Omaha) – suicide prevention specialist
Break Music: The Gift of Life (song) Randy Wood (artist) The Gift of Life (album)