Great Plains Native Connections Program - Suicide Prevention

Great Plains Native Connections Program - Suicide Prevention

Over five years, the Great Plains Native Connections Program will provide prevention services to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Crow Creek School District in South Dakota. The Native Connections Program aims to provide culturally-relevant prevention services to youth ages 10 -18 enrolled in the Crow Creek School District. To provide prevention services, the Native Connections Program will collaborate with two identified prevention programs, Lifeways and the Network of Support, to implement a community support system, which will help educate the targeted community to ensure the success of American Indian's (AI). By creating stronger community linkages, the Native Connections Program will provide much-needed prevention services utilized by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Crow Creek School District. The Native Connections Program seeks to implement prevention services by increasing access to resources and ensuring high-quality education and training to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle for at-risk youth.

What We Do

Working with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and community organizations together, we promote healthy and positive lifestyles for at-risk tribal youth ages 10 - 24 by: 

  • Culturally relevant activities 
  • Prevention services
  • Increased access to resources 
  • Education and training 
  • Talking circles 
  • Transporation 

Suicide is Preventable 

Would you recognize the warning signs? 

  • Social isolation 
  • Previous suicide attempts 
  • Hopelessness
  • Giving away possessions 
  • Depression 
  • Agitation, anxiety 
  • Recent significant loss
  • Alcohol or substance abuse 
  • Family history of suicide 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out. Help is available!

Factors for Prevention

  • Effective and clinical care
  • Taking away highly lethal means of suicide (especially guns) 
  • Strong connections to family and community support 
  • Skills to help solve problems, resolve conflicts, and avoid violence 
  • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support self-preservation 

YOU ARE NEEDED. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU ARE LOVED

Resources 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line 
Text "Start" to 741-741

Ft. Thompsom Behavioral Health 
605-245-1546

Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. 
(Project Safe) 
605-245-2471

HUNKPATIOYATE.org

For more resources, follow Hunkpati Kocoka Agdi on Facebook. 

Yoga for Wellness 

Every day, 100 people die in the United States from opioid abuse. To fight this surging epidemic, the Great Plains Tribal Opioid Response Team is working to provide tribal citizens with the tools they need to prevent and overcome opioid addiction. Starting on February 14, 2022, the Great Plains Tribal Opioid Response Team will unveil a series of online Yoga Classes free to the public that will supplement other prevention programs working to educate the community about the dangers of opioids. To prevent opioid use disorder and support those in recovery in our community, Great Plains Tribal Opioid Response offers three tracks of Yoga. All these classes are free, between 30 – 45 minutes, and online!  Everyone is welcome!

Chair Yoga – Mondays at 12 MST
Download the Outlook Calendar Invite: https://gptchb.zoom.us/webinar/tZMpfu-urTIvGdzEgScOrUWaiUThENVnpTCh/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvqjIsHNectRqPRpwEBor4M-7ztlhYjadHuRjWAA9BVzT3P9d2OpdRJtbA
Link to join directly: https://gptchb.zoom.us/j/87496639538

Yoga for Health Movement – Tuesdays at 12 PM MST
Download the Outlook Calendar Invite: https://gptchb.zoom.us/webinar/tZ0udO-oqjgsHdBDBiJcMHdYJQx60gkuiGx8/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGhrTgsGtCWth6DRpx5A4jCM_TwiHZdgqd_uD3sKSN-SgfPHNNaZOJ4G83Z
Link to join directly: https://gptchb.zoom.us/j/89336043674

Beginners Yoga – Thursdays at 4 pm MST
Download the Outlook Calendar Invite: https://gptchb.zoom.us/webinar/tZwrcuyqrTkqH9BmVIAYJaBnSBK5uKJPQpjW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGgqD4vGNeXsByDRpw-BI_4Z-rztnpfgvp_kSnMIhl5YyH4BcBpZ6dUOujh
Link to join directly: https://gptchb.zoom.us/j/88655232054

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Staff 

  • Tosa Two Heart, BS  – Program Manager

Contact Great Plains Native Connections

605-415-1578

Last modified on: Monday, August 22nd, 2022 @ 8:42 am

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