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State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) has partnered with Honoring Native Life (HNL) to host a suicide prevention training series for behavioral health providers in Tribal communities from March 2021 to May 2021. Created in 2011, HNL serves as a clearinghouse for Native American suicide prevention that provides culturally appropriate suicide prevention assistance to the state’s Native American individuals, families, and Tribal nations. HNL is housed at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Division of Community Behavioral Health and is a key supporter of IAD’s suicide prevention initiative. Each of the six trainings will offer free continuing education credits to providers and will be led by Tribal experts in suicide prevention.

“We are excited to collaborate with our longtime partner HNL on this much-needed training series. With support from the Lujan Grisham administration, IAD is committed to ensuring that the state’s Tribal communities have access to culturally appropriate behavioral health services and assistance, especially during this difficult time. This training series is a part of IAD’s suicide prevention initiative with other programming geared towards Indigenous youth soon to be announced,” said Secretary Lynn Trujillo.

These webinars are open to the public and there is no fee to participate. Details on how to claim continuing education credits will be provided during the presentation. You can register by using the links below:



1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Community Readiness Model for Suicide Prevention


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Building Systems to Respond to Suicide Crises


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Screening for Suicide Risk & Safety Planning


9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Overview of Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention and Cultural Adaptations


2 hrs.

Survivorship of Suicide Loss


1 hr.

Self-Care for BH Providers

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