Services provided by Meth/Suicide prevention program:
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Meth/Suicide prevention, treatment, & aftercare initiative in Guadalupe, AZ. Funded via Indian Health Services MSPI grant purpose area 3.
The Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) is a nationally-coordinated program focusing on providing much-needed methamphetamine and suicide prevention and intervention resources for Indian Country. This initiative promotes the use and development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally-appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to methamphetamine abuse and suicide prevention from a community-driven context.
From the Desk of the MSPI Program (Methamphetamine / Suicide Prevention Initiative)
The long awaited “Addiction and Recovery: A Tribal Member’s Perspective” video project featuring Paulino Armenta Valenzuela, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, chronicles his 11 years in recovery from methamphetamine addiction. The video project was conceived after Paulino and his mother provided a community presentation in which they spoke openly and honestly about the struggles with addiction and the challenges of recovery. Video production has graciously been conducted by Jesus Lara from Fierro Media HD. The video made a very well attended showing, June 20, 2018.