Surveillance Success Stories: Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)
State:  Montana

Following a coordinated emergency response to a suicide cluster in 2010, tribal leaders began collecting data from multiple sources to describe detailed circumstances of suicide ideation, attempts and deaths. This allowed them to identify the role of substance abuse in suicide attempts and initiate family education for family members of previously suicidal individuals when they were released from care, emphasizing the importance of close supervision at home and limiting access to drugs and alcohol.

Populations:  Adults, Youth, Racial and Ethnic Groups, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings, Health Care, Emergency Departments, Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation, Attempts
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data
Strategies:  Identify and Assist