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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.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/suicide-rate-among-young-american-indians-nearly-double-national-average/


 

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