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Suicides Continue to Plague Indian Country


Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez have made teen suicide prevention a major issue during their administration, but a new study suggests that the Navajo Executive Branch has its work cut out for them.

Suicides among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have always been abnormally high compared to other races, but a new study shows a continued growth in that pattern over the past 15 years.


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