Ko’l Ho Koom’ Mo (Working Together)
Who we are:
We are a youth suicide prevention program (ages 10-24) at United Indian Health Services, Inc. (UIHS) funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Memorial Grant and serves both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
Designed to meet the unique needs of our people, our program develops suicide prevention strategies for our tribal communities that have a strong community-based approach. By teaming up with community partners, organizations and community members we are able to provide a variety of resources, events and activities that bring awareness and knowledge regarding suicide prevention. In addition to working with our Tribal communities, we also work collaboratively with non-tribal entities, such as: schools, foster care, probation department, police departments, first responders, social services, Public Health and youth-serving organizations.
Through the combination of suicide prevention strategies used, a major component that we have woven into our program is protective factors and resiliency. By learning these attributes our community is better able to deal with difficult times as well as to decrease risk within our families,
In all our programs efforts we “work together with our clients and community to achieve wellness through health services that reflect the traditional values of our American Indian community.”