Teen Suicide Prevention

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Kiowa Teen Suicide Prevention offers training in suicide awareness and intervention. It is funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) through IHS. The opportunity to implement and develop KTSP has provided research based youth suicide prevention programs and services through local contractors, schools and tribes. KTSP aims to further the collaboration with state and tribal entities and assist the state of Oklahoma and our Nations plan in the prevention of youth suicide.KTSP is located at 119 S.E. First Street in Anadarko, Oklahoma.Services offered are counseling, suicide awareness training, Crisis Intervention, Lifeskills Training, Screening and referrals, data collection and grief support. KTSP has a monthly task force meeting on the first Thursday of the month. This task force consists of local organizations who are committed to helping those who are affected by suicide or who may be experiencing the thoughts of suicide.Another one of KTSP’s endeavors in the youth led organization N2T (Need 2 Talk). N2T is a joint collaboration with the KTSP and CAITLINB organization. The goal of N2T is to reach out to other youth with the community and surrounding area and educate and peer to peer mentorship and leadership in and outside of school is encouraged.
Staff:Melissa Clements, Director
Phyllis Bohanan, Project Manager
Glenn Beaver, Community Liaison
Office-(405) 247-5200
E-mail: ktsp@kiowatribe.org

National Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Oklahoma Suicide Hotlines

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