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Navigating Crisis: The Role of 988

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Navigating Crisis: The Role of 988

July 11, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join NCUIH in raising awareness about the 988 Lifeline among Urban Indian Organizations and those who refer community members to 988. As a result of the well-known trauma from wars, genocide, and forced removal from ancestral lands, these and other factors contribute to suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Participants will hear an overview of 988 Lifeline and learn how to promote it in a culturally relevant manner. Speakers will equip participants with practical strategies and resources to effectively communicate the benefits of 988 as a resource in their communities.  

 Presenters from the National Council or Urban Indian Health 

  • Lyz Best, MA, MPH, Manager of Technical Assistance 
  • Margot Bailowitz, Public Health Project Assistant 


  1. Explain the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, how it operates, and why it is a crucial resource for addressing mental health crises in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. 
  2. Discuss and explore strategies and campaigns to promote 988, identifying best practices for culturally relevant outreach. 
  3. Utilize available resources to support 988 awareness, including educational materials, training opportunities, and partnership information to promote 988 within communities. 


  • UIO ED/CEOs 
  • UIO Staff 
  • Those who refer community members to 988


July 11
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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