If you are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or if you are concerned about someone you care about, the STAY Project encourages you to call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK, or (800) 273-8255, and you will be routed to the crisis center closest to you.

Sault Tribe Alive Youth (STAY) Project is a new program that was made available when the Sault Tribe received a substantial grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to work on preventing suicides and attempts for youth ages 10-24 across the seven-county service area.

If you have any questions or if you would like to join us in our efforts, please contact the STAY staff at (906) 635-8629 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SAMHSA is also supporting the 35th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 6-12, 2009. Sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology, the purpose of National Suicide Prevention Week is to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.

SAMHSA also has a number of suicide prevention materials, free to order or download, to help you support suicide prevention efforts in your community.

For more information, visit the links listed below:

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