Individual mental health and wellness are key factors against becoming suicidal. As such, suicide prevention addresses in the context of individual, family and community health. As a program, the NAYSPS targets resources that support a range of community based solutions and activities that contributes to improved mental health and wellness among the families of the Interlake Reserves communities.
- To increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Youth suicide prevention
- Increase recognition of suicide risk factors, warning signs and at risk behaviours of youth within the IRTC communities
- Provide tools and resources to promote mental wellness and to improve the recognition of risk factors for parents, community members, elders, service providers etc.
- Strengthen key protective factors such as a strong sense of identity, meaning purpose and resilience.
- Engage youth and community members in the development and implementation of suicide prevention activities, more to live Champaign
- Develop and utilize culturally relevant tools and resources that foster resiliency, emotional and spiritual health and coping skills.
- Strengthen and facilitate collaborative approaches and linkages within and across governments, agencies and service providers.
- Create and support appropriate linkages with local resources, committees, organizations and agencies such as schools, Elders, youth, community leaders, child and family services, health programs.
- Utilize and build on existing national, regional and local efforts to improve mental wellness in IRTC communities.
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