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Suicide Prevention Services

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The overall health and quality of life of Chickasaw citizens, families and communities is important to the Chickasaw Nation. The prevention services program works to support emotional well-being and mental wellness to reduce suicide risk through education.

Suicide prevention education and training is offered to the public upon request.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) — interactive two-day training. (14 hours)
  • Depression — "More Than the Blues" (30 minutes to one hour)
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. (Two hours)
  • SafeTALK — half-day suicide prevention training (Three hours)
  • Talk Saves Lives — a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide. Learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. (Two hours)

Find out about risk and protective factors
Many factors contribute to suicide risk. A combination of situations could lead someone to consider suicide. Risk factors increase the possibility of suicide, but might not be direct causes. To learn more, click below.

Other Information

For information Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., contact Chickasaw Nation Prevention Services.

For emergency help, please call 911.

For 24/7, free and confidential assistance, call the following numbers:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255**
    • [**will become 988 on July 16, 2022]
  • Veterans crisis line - (800) 273-8255 and press 1
  • Crisis textline – Text Native to 741741

In addition to education, the Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services has led the implementation of “Zero Suicide” throughout our health and mental health services system. This ensures standardized and evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention measures. See this video and fact sheet to learn more:

Video – Zero Suicide Health Care Call to Action
Fact sheet – Transforming systems

Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems. It is both a concept and a practice being implemented by the Chickasaw Nation.

To learn more about the Chickasaw Nation’s Zero Suicide efforts, click the following links:
Chickasaw Nation Department of Health and Family Services - Zero Suicide
Chickasaw Nation Emergency Department Experience with Zero Suicide
Chickasaw Nation Caring Contact Cards – a free, shareable resource you can use to send someone an encouraging note in time of need.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 272-1180

Email:

Locations

Prevention Services
830 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-1180