The Associated PressDecember 2, 2014
DETROIT — A Detroit health clinic for American Indian families has
received a $736,000 federal grant to support youth suicide
American Indian Health and Family Services of southeast Michigan
announced Monday it received the fiveyear grant from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will support
collaborations between suicide prevention authorities and crisis
centers to better serve American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
The nonprofit clinic aims to expand behavioral health treatment for
youth and to increase the number of community members who are
trained to identify and refer young people at risk for suicide.
The clinic says urban American Indians ages 1024 are at higher risk
for suicide than other racial or ethnic groups. Southeastern Michigan
is home to the largest Native American population in the state.