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Center and TeenScreen Cosponsor a Mental Health Screening Webinar for Indian Country

November 1, 2011

On November 9, TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups and the Center will be co-hosting a FREE webinar on the incorporation of mental health screening into tribal communities.  American Indian and Alaska Native youth suffer the highest rates of suicide of any group in the US.  The Center partnered with Teenscreen to offer the first ever webinar targeted directly at schools and health facilities Indian Country.  Details are as follows:

American Indian and Alaska Native Youth & Mental Illness:
How Tribal Communities Can Reach Troubled Teens

  November 9, 2011 
1:00-2:15 ET
Click here to register.

Webinar speakers included Patrick Carroll, MD, a specialist in adolescent medicine, Renée Ouellet, from the La Frontera-EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center, highlighted school-based efforts in tribal communities; and Christine Newport gave an overview of programs and resources available at TeenScreen. 

Special thanks to the National Indian Health Board, National Indian Education Association and Indian Health Service for spreading the word about this webinar.  If you missed the webinar check back at the Center’s website in a few weeks to find an online recording.  Email Josie at if you have any questions.