Guidelines for Culturally Specific Messaging

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Culture and community: Suicide prevention resources for Native Americans in California

This guide describes culturally relevant resources to plan and engage in suicide prevention programs, discusses safe messaging and social marketing, and illustrates suicide prevention materials from 19 American Indian communities in 11 states. An appendix provides American Indian and Alaska Native sources for materials on topics related to suicide, such as mental health, addiction, and depression. Although the title indicates this is for Californians, it is relevant for all parts of the nation.

Culturally Specific Messaging

Culture and ethnicity in mental illness stigma: A literature review

This 2013 literature review was conducted by the Center for Dignity, Recovery & Empowerment as part of its Promising Practices Program (PPP). This program aims to identify activities and/or practices that have a particular promise to reduce mental illness stigma and discrimination within the context of specific cultural, ethnic, and racial community programs. Results from the literature review are broken down into the four major ethnic/cultural group determined by the scope of the PPP project: African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and Native Americans. 

Culturally Specific Messaging, Stigma Reduction

Engaging and empowering aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers

This tooklit covers understanding and integrating cultural identity, increasing youth engagement,  establishing partnerships, and evaluation when developing programs for youth violence prevention. While it focuses on aboriginal populations in Canada, much of the content also applies to youth empowerment initiatives with Native youth in the United States. 

American Indian-Alaska Native, Culturally Specific Messaging, Youth