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November 12, 2017

Media Alert

Nov. 12, 2017

CONTACT Neely Tsoodle
PR Manager
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
(918) 758-6599


MCNDH hosts free suicide prevention conference

Okmulgee, Okla. — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health is hosting a free conference focusing on Suicide Prevention. This is the first conference of its kind presented by the MCNDH, with more than 400 participants pre-registered. The 2017 Hope Conference theme is “Restoring Hope Throughout our Nation” and will be held November 15 and 16 at River Spirit Casino and Resort & Convention in Tulsa, Okla.

The conference is open to anyone who has been affected by suicide, health and behavioral professionals and those who want to learn more about suicide prevention.

MCN Health have identified alarming statistics among our Native population which is one of the topics covered along with the growing numbers of suicide among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ).

The event will feature licensed professionals presenting and offering tips from a medical perspective such as identifying risks and how to handle a situation. It will also provide education and training relating to wellness, mental health, new initiatives and research.

There will be a preconference training the day before the conference on Tuesday, Nov. 14. You may register online at or register in person on site. Morning sessions start at 8 a.m.

If you’d like to learn more about this event please call 918-758-1930. For media inquiries, please call Neely Tsoodle at 918-758-6599 or moc.noitaneegocsum@eldoostn

Information about Suicide Among Youth and Young Adults