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IHS announces $3.2 million in grants for zero suicide initiative


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:09am

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Indian Health Service (IHS) is announcing eight grants for the Zero Suicide Initiative. This program supports projects that promote improvements within a system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive and culturally informed approach in the Indian health system.

“Suicide and its causes are a complex topic but we are working to better understand some of the underlying factors including social and environmental influences, substance misuse and intergenerational trauma,” said Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, acting director of the Indian Heal...

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