Roberto Delgado

Job role: 
Program Chief of Rural Mental Health
Member type: 
Policy Maker
Researcher
Other
Regions of interest: 
North America
Asia
Europe
Population: 
Minority populations
Country: 
United States of America

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RISING SUN - Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks Toolkit

The RISING SUN toolkit was the culmination of a community-based and consensus-building process to identify common outcomes and their measures for evaluating suicide prevention efforts across the circumpolar North.
Region: 
North America
Asia
Europe
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Minority populations
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
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Addressing Suicide in the Arctic through the RISING SUN Toolkit

This podcast celebrates the launch of the RISING SUN Toolkit, an initiative to reduce the incidence of suicide in Arctic Indigenous populations. Roberto Delgado, Chief of Rural Mental Health from the National Institute of Mental Health discusses the processes that went into the development of the RISING SUN initiative and what future implications it holds within the circumpolar North.
Approach: 
Empowerment and service user involvement
Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
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Promising practices in Arctic communities

To mark the launch of the RISING-SUN (Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks) toolkit, Roberto Delgado from the US National Institute of Mental Health highlights successful examples of programs developed by Arctic communities that have addressed underlying factors associated with suicide in their community.
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