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Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program
(R.E.D. R.o.A.D)

Program Title:

Redefining Educational Development: Reorganization of Ancestral Devotion (R.E.D. R.o.A.D)


Mission Statement:

Empower the community toward a healthy lifestyle; aid in the opportunity for growth and self-discovery in a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment. Bring awareness through educational programs including suicide prevention, healthy living through traditional plant medicine, life skills, and self-esteem building.

Program Contact:

Caytee Cline at 1-360-709-1818

Common Suicide Warning Signs:

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Giving away valued possessions
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

Risk Factors:

Risk factors are characteristics of a person’s environment that increase the likelihood that they may die by suicide (i.e., suicide risk).

Common high risk factors for suicide include:

  • Prior suicide attempt(s)
  • Misuse and abuse of alcohol or other drugs
  • Mental disorders, particularly depression and other mood disorders
  • Access to lethal means
  • Knowing someone who died by suicide, particularly a family member
  • Social isolation/withdrawal
  • Chronic disease and disability
  • Lack of access to behavioral health care

Other common risk factors can vary by age group, culture, sex, and other characteristics:

  • Stress resulting from prejudice and discrimination (family rejection, bullying, violence) is a known risk factor for suicide attempts among youth and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
  • The historical trauma suffered by American Indians and Alaska Natives (resettlement, destruction of cultures and economies) contributes to the high suicide rate in this population.
  • For men in the middle years, stressors that challenge traditional male roles; such as, unemployment and divorce, have been identified as common risk factors.

Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide:

The following three should prompt you to immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or a mental health professional.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

Protective Factors:

Protective factors are personal or environmental characteristics that help protect people from suicide.

Common protective factors for suicide include:

  • Effective behavioral health care
  • Connectedness to individuals, family, and community
  • Life skills (including problem solving skills and coping skills, ability to adapt to change)
  • Self-esteem and a sense of purpose or meaning in life

Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255

Tsapowum Behavioral Health 1-360-709-1733

Grays Harbor Crisis Clinic 1-360-532-4357

Thurston County Crisis Team 1-360-586-2800

Cascade Mental Health 1-360-330-9044

Youth Resources:

Youth talk, text or chat line- TEXT teen2teen to 839863
We R Native (www.weRnative.org) for Native teens and young adults text messaging service (Text NATIVE to 97779), a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account an “Ask Auntie” Q&A service and medically accurate information reviewed by experts in public health, mental health, community engagement, and activism.

VISION STATEMENT

To be a thriving,
self-sufficient,
sovereign people,
honoring our past
and serving current
and future generations.

Location

Contact Us

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

In case of emergency, please call 911.

Call information at +1 (360) 273-5911.
We can help you get in touch with the right party.

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