Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (NIMH)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth suffer disproportionately from suicide. Compared to youth from other ethnic groups, AI/AN youth suicide rates are amongst the highest – it is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults aged 10-34 years. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), with co-funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), established the Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (U19) to conduct research focused on reducing the burden of suicide and promoting resilience among AI/AN youth. The goal of these hubs is to develop and test prevention strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in AI/AN communities.