Suicide Prevention in Native Populations: A Cultural Introduction
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Expires on May 26, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

This webinar will provide strategies and tips for health care professionals working with tribal populations. Common terms and definitions for Native American populations in the United States (US) will be presented. A brief history of tribal nations and Native American cultural strengths will also be reviewed. 


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded on May 17, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is a US federally recognized tribe. 
  • Identify key events and legislation involving Native American populations in the US. 
  • Identify cultural strengths of Native American populations. 
  • Develop strategies and tips for cultivating collaborative relationships with Native American tribal members. 

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant , Other mental health professionals    

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour   

Program Start Date: May 26, 2022 

Program End Date: May 26, 2025  

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.   

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Shelby Rowe is the program manager for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. A public health professional, crisis intervention expert, and suicide attempt survivor, Ms. Rowe has been a leader in the suicide prevention movement at the local, state and national level since 2007. Ms. Rowe is a board member for RI International. She currently serves on the American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force and the Care Transitions Advisory Group for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and on the Clinical Advisory Board for Crisis Text Line. She is co-chair for the Lived Experience Committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. She was named the 2016 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year. In 2019, she co-founded the Indigenous Peoples’ Committee for the American Association of Suicidology, and in 2020, she became a faculty member for the Zero Suicide Institute. Ms. Rowe has no relevant financial relationships to report.  


  •  Ebony Harris, Assistant Director of Online Learning, APA

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Technical Requirements

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  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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