Coloradas Mangas

Coloradas Mangas is a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico and serves as a Youth Board Member for the Center for Native American Youth. Coloradas got involved in suicide prevention efforts and Native youth advocacy after he was personally touched by a tragic cluster in suicides on his reservation. Mangas testified before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in March 2010 on youth suicide and the need for mental health care resources in Indian Country. He serves on the executive committee of the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention.