Youth-governed approaches to mental health promotion and suicide prevention
Project Title: Pathways Implementation Research Team: Youth-governed approaches to mental health promotion and suicide prevention for two spirit, LGBTTQQIA, and non-gender conforming youth
Funder: Canadian Institutes for Health Research
The research project is focused on improving access to and effectiveness of responses to the needs of Two-Spirit, LGBTQQII and gender non-conforming Indigenous youth who are at risk of or engaged in suicidal actions or self-harm/injury by undertaking youth-governed research to: identify meaningful existing practices in community; and engage Indigenous youth in self-determining and transforming the language used to describe what is happening to them and what they need.
Who and what is involved?
Building on the existing relationship between Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Well Living House, this study will include:
- A systematic review and environmental scan of effective and promising practices
- Approaches that are strengths-based
- Engagement of youth and broader Indigenous community