Keep the Fire Alive (KTFA) is a substance abuse and suicide prevention program designed for Native youth.

We want to increase education and awareness of mental health in the community.  Some of our discussion topics and activities include: leaning about depression, stress management, dealing with anger, bullying and suicide prevention.  We will work on improving self-confidence and self-esteem.  Participate in cultural activities, teachings, and field trips. 

Come check out the Keep The Fire Alive Youth Council and be involved in creating media, writing skits, and becoming peer leaders in the community. You will become a resource for your peers to seek out if they are curious to learn more or might be in a situation in which they are worried about a friend but do not know what to do.

Submit your ideas to our Art Contest (Nov. 30, 2018)

If you are having trouble coping or thinking about suicide please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Or text ‘MN’ to 741741 

How Can I Get Involved?

  • –  Sign up to join the youth council.
  • –  Attend a training on suicidal warning signs.
  • –  Join the Community Advisory Council.
  • –  Host a performance by Native Youth Peer Educators on Mental Health and Wellness.

For more information please contact Brenna or Payton at IPTF.

Brenna Depies 612-722-5670 Brennaa@indigenouspeoplestf.org

Payton Counts 612-722-5670 Paytonc@indigenouspeoplestf.org