Rising Sun: Prioritized outcomes for suicide prevention in the Arctic

Pamela Y. Collins*, Roberto A. Delgado, Charlene Apok, Laura Baez, Peter Bjerregaard, Susan Chatwood, Cody Chipp, Allison Crawford, Alex Crosby, Denise Dillard, David Driscoll, Heidi Ericksen, Jack Hicks, Christina V.L. Larsen, Richard McKeon, Per Jonas Partapuoli, Anthony Phillips, Beverly Pringle, Stacy Rasmus, Sigrún SigurðardóttirAnne Silviken, Jon Petter Stoor, Yury Sumarokov, Lisa Wexler

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Abstract

The Arctic Council, a collaborative forum among governments and Arctic communities, has highlighted the problem of suicide and potential solutions. The mental health initiative during the United States chairmanship, Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups: Strengths United Through Networks (RISING SUN), used a Delphi methodology complemented by face-to-face stakeholder discussions to identify outcomes to evaluate suicide prevention interventions. RISING SUN underscored that multilevel suicide prevention initiatives require mobilizing resources and enacting policies that promote the capacity for wellness, for example, by reducing adverse childhood experiences, increasing social equity, and mitigating the effects of colonization and poverty.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume70
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)152-155
ISSN1075-2730
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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