Suicide Prevention - Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred Bundle

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Project Overview

The aim of our suicide prevention program, Sacred Bundle, 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

  • Respecting
  • Engaging
  • Supporting
  • Protecting
  • Empowering
  • Connecting
  • Teaching

"How can I get involved?"

Let my voice be heard

Advisory Council

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.

Attend Trainings

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.

  • American Indian Lifeskills (AILSD)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)
  • Native Helping Our People Endure (HOPE)
  • Question Persuade Refer (QPR)

Attend Cultural Events

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.

  • Dream Seekers Youth Group
  • Language Lessons
  • Cultural Teachings
  • Pow wows

Gatekeeper Resources

If you are already trained in ASIST or QPR we encourage you to fill out this survey if you intervene with a youth to help with GLS reporting.

   • Gatekeeper's Healing Helper Survey (online version)

Suicide Safe: The FREE suicide prevention app for Health Care Providers from SAMHSA

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 Behavioral Health Director:

Glenn Wilson
ph. 313-846-3718






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