Building Communities of Hope Suicide Prevention Initiative: One Voice, One Nation – Protect Life

The presentation will provide insight into the Building Communities of Hope (BCOH) Suicide Prevention Initiative. BCOH was initiated by the Office of President and Vice President and caring departments/programs on December 14, 2018 as a Behavioral Health Campaign to address the high rate of suicide across the Navajo Nation. Building Communities of Hope presentation provides to suicide prevention education by teaching signs/symptoms, identifying resources, and promoting positive protective factors. The presentation involves suicide and substance abuse prevention messages from Navajo Nation Leadership, DBMHS, and Speakers. The presentation will cover BCOH First Steps, the Navajo Nation BCOH Executive Order, Navajo Nation BCOH Proclamation, Background, and Next Steps.