FORT PECK TRIBes suicide prevention

 


The Fort Peck Reservation is home to two separate Indian nations, each composed of numerous bands and divisions.

The Sioux divisions of Sisseton, Wahpetons, the Yanktonais, and the Teton Hunkpapa are all represented.

The Assiniboine bands of Canoe Paddler and Red Bottom are represented.

The Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Montana, on the north side of the Missouri River.


Fort Peck Tribes
Suicide Prevention
107 H Street East
P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
P:406.768.3491
Ext. 2204/2211
F:406.768.5780

 

 

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide Warning Signs…

Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following suicide warning signs:

*Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself

*Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means

* Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person

* Feeling hopeless

* Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge

* Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities--seemingly without thinking

* Feeling trapped--like there's no way out

* Increasing alcohol or drug use

* Withdrawing from friends, family, and society

* Feeling anxious or agitated, being unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time

* Experiencing dramatic mood changes

* Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life.

How can you help someone?

If you know someone whom you think may be suicidal, show that you care by:

*Listening to them with sincere concern for their feelings. Do not offer advice, but let them know that they are not alone

*Sharing your feelings with them. If you feel that they may make a reckless decision, tell them that you are concerned. They need to know that they are important to you and that you care

*Inquiring if they have had suicidal thoughts or if they have made a suicide plan in a straightforward and caring manner.

If you feel you cannot ask the question, find someone who can Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Honor Your Life website was made available to you by Fort Peck Tribal Health Department.

 


Sue Parker Cell # 406.768.8130

Rusti Kirn Cell # 406.768.7329

 

Sue Parker, Systems Coordinator
Fort Peck Tribes Suicide Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusti Kirn, Coordinator
Fort Peck Tribes Suicide Prevention