Featured suicide prevention video: Healing the Warriors's Heart by Western Folklife Center
The aim of our suicide prevention program is to promote the mental and spiritual wellbeing of our community members and reach out to at-risk groups in southeastern Detroit area. Another goal is to equip members of our community as well as those that our community members come into contact with to actively participate in suicide prevention efforts.
Our Sacred Bundle
"How can I get involved?"
There will be opportunities to share input on the GLS project and sometimes we will have formal focus groups. The voice of our elders, youth, and community members is greatly valued and essential for us making a difference in how suicide is viewed and addressed within our community.
To learn skills to be active in prevention efforts by learning how to identify at-risk youth or
at-risk peers and take the next steps and to improve the care given to at-risk youth.
There will be many events and activites held that will be tied to the GLS project in some way. We will be incorporating outreach, screening, treatment, and cultural teachings into our prevention efforts. Learning and engaging with our culture is a very important way of maintaining a healthy community.
If you are already trained in ASIST or QPR we encourage you to fill out these forms if you intervene with a youth to help with GLS reporting.
• Gatekeeper's Healing Helper Survey (pdf)
Or, if you prefer to do an online version of the above survey use the following link:
Gatekeeper's Healing Helper Survey (online version)
Suicide Safe, SAMHSA's new suicide prevention app for mobile devices and optimized for tablets, helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe is a free app based on SAMHSA's Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card.
Click here to go to SAMHSA's website for more info and links to download app.
If you have any questions regarding these events, trainings or establishing partnerships, please contact the Sacred Bundle Program Manager: