Resource: Self-Care Strategies for Refugee Community Leaders
U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
Designed in response to suicides in the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee community and geared toward refugee community leaders, caseworkers, community-based organization leaders, and faith-based leaders as well as refugees.
Resource: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Pocket Card
The Connect Program in New Hampshire partnered with Bhutanese community members to translate the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Pocket Card into Nepali. Download the pocket card in English and in Nepali.
Resource: Suicide Prevention Resource Center Training Institute webinars
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This web page hosts suicide prevention training webinars from SAMHSA and its partners including the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Training: Tips on Mitigating Suicide Clusters
ORR and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Webinar will introduce the cluster concept, present postvention tips that can mitigate suicide clusters, and provide strategies for responsible communication to the refugee community after a suicide. The webinar is limited to 100 participants so sign on early.
Login address: http://hhs.adobeconnect.com/refugeehealth
Audio access phone number: 866-758-6769
August 8, 2013 from 1:00- 2:15 pm ET
In the Literature: Suicide and Suicidal Ideation Among Bhutanese Refugees — United States, 2009–2012. 2013. J Cochran, P Geltman, H Ellis, C Brown, S Anderton, J Montour, M Vargas, K Komatsu, C Senseman, B Lopes Cardozo, T Sivilli, C Blanton, S Shetty, E Taylor, E Lankau, T Ao, et al. MMWR 62(26);533-536.
Resource: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
24-hour national hotline that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Lifeline supports languages spoken by refugees and other vulnerable populations. Interpretation services by phone are available at no cost to the caller.
Resource: An Investigation into Suicides among Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Report describes the study design and findings of an investigation into suicides that occured from 2009-2012 among Bhutanese resettled refugees in the U.S. Comments and questions about the report can be submitted to the RHTAC Community Dialogue and will be answered by the study team.
Resource: Refugee Suicide Prevention Poster in Refugee Languages
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Refugee suicide prevention poster is now available in Nepali, Burmese, Karen, and Arabic to raise awareness among community leaders and refugees.
News: Release of the updated National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
New National Strategy for Suicide Prevention updates previous strategy that was created in 2001. The new strategy calls upon everyone to watch for suicide warning signs and reach out to prevent suicide.
Resource: World Suicide Prevention Day Toolkit
International Association for Suicide Prevention
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2012. Download resources, powerpoint presentations, press packages and more to raise awareness.