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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, more than 30 of his family members and friends did the same, part of a trend sweeping Indian Country where 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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