Year: 2009 Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (November 2009). 40p. SIEC No: 20100761

The purpose of this project was to obtain background information related to an American Indian/Alaska Native suicide prevention hotline for youth & adults. A literature review was done & telephone discussions were held with a convenience sample of federal & non-federal respondents working in this area. It was thought such a hotline would be feasible in the sense that it would be used but that the service must be implemented by culturally responsive American Indian/Alaska Native staff, confidentiality must be protected, appropriate resource information must be provided, & that public awareness efforts would be critical in promoting the use of the service. (92 refs.)