Resources by Disease Topic – Mental Health

Reports and Websites

A Guide to Suicide Prevention for AI/AN
One Sky Center

This resource guide offers an introduction and background information on suicide in AI/AN populations, including contributing factors and warning signs. Other resources included in the guide are data sources, a list of relevant publications, assessment tools, consultant and technical assistance contact information as well as practice guidelines.

American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health Briefing Book
Indian Health Service

This book serves as a reference for the American Indian and Alaska Native Strategic Plans on Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention. Topics covered include background information on behavioral health conditions, financing and resources as well as IHS area profiles and program spotlights.

American Indian/Alaskan Native National Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015
Indian Health Service

This strategic plan is intended to inform the individual and collective efforts of substance abuse, mental health, and social work providers working in the IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs.

IHS American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website
Indian Health Service

This website provides links to materials, information, articles, tools and descriptions of some approaches being used in Indian country to address suicide.

IHS Online Search, Consultation, and Reporting (OSCAR) System
Indian Health Service

The IHS Online Submission, Consultation, and Reporting (OSCAR) system allows communities to submit and view information on evidence-based, best and promising practices, local efforts, resources and policies. You can search by region, health topic and/or key word.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The NREPP is a searchable online registry of over 200 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Training and Tools

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Program

The ASIST program involves a two-day training program for caregivers (those in a position of trust in the community such as teachers, elders, health aids, clergy, etc.) to provide supportive, effective suicide prevention and intervention.

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) Screeners

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a diagnostic tool for mental health conditions used by health care professionals that is quick and easy for patients to complete. The PHQ-9 scores each of the nine Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for depression, while the PHQ-2 contains the first two questions from the PHQ-9.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training Curriculum
QPR Institute

The QPR curriculum is a comprehensive suicide prevention training program that covers recognizing suicide warning signs, recognizing potentially suicidal behaviors and referring individuals to sources for help.

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