The Suicide Prevention Resource Center reported that suicide rates among Indigenous peoples were higher in 2018 than the overall U.S. suicide rate and that suicide is the eighth leading cause of death across all ages in native populations. Many factors contribute to these staggering numbers, creating a situation that is detrimental to the mental health of the community at large. Suicide is often the result of the inability to come to terms with complex mental health issues.
- Childhood Abuse
- Community-wide issues like racism, cultural disconnection and alienation
- Domestic Abuse
- Long-term Physical Health Condition
- Physical Causes like a head injury or neurological condition
- Poverty & Debt
- Severe or Long-term Stress
- Social Isolation & Loneliness
- Substance Abuse
Butte Native Wellness Center is committed to providing support services to the community that will help them to not only live, but thrive. Our counseling and behavioral health programs use a client-centered approach that respects the individual and where they are in their journey. Our staff welcome all tribal beliefs and cultural practices in our efforts to see and be part of the change for the better.
Counseling for Adults
Ages 18 and up
1-on-1 (individual) assessments
Standing Buffalo Strong Program
Ages 10 – 24
This evidence-based practice is grounded in the prevention of suicide across the AI/AN community. It’s free to participants and does not require enrollment in primary care at our clinic. The program provides wellness and resiliency activities, enrollment and screening and linkage to supporting organizations.
Zero Suicide Program
Ages 24 and up
This is the evidence-based practices for adults, grounded in the prevention of suicide among adults in AI/AN communities. Activities include: training and education on the prevention of suicide, community training on how a loved one can help, focus groups designed to hear the perspective of the community and strength-based skills for building resiliency among the community.
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