Year: 2009 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.40, no.2, (2009), p.134-140 SIEC No: 20100209

This article describes the development & preliminary effectiveness of a campus suicide prevention program designed for American Indian students. Using the medicine wheel as a guiding framework, the prevention model integrates communication links between American Indian tribes & prevention program staff, educational & cultural progamming, & spiritiual ceremonies with the larger campus mental health resources available to students. A discussion of the barriers faced & solutions generated for implementing the program is offered, along with suggestions for disseminating this program to other universities. (31 refs.)

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