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Suicide among young American Indians nearly double national rate


When Joaquin Gallegos was 5-years-old, his uncle took his own life.

For two decades, over 30 of Gallegos’ family members and friends did the same, part of a trend sweeping Indian Country where the suicide among people age 18 to 24 far outpaces the national rate, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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