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Native teens living among suicide epidemic finding Hope


USA (MNN) — Tragically, quietly, in the corners and unseen spaces of our nation, there is a suicide epidemic sweeping through Native American communities and reservations.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (RHM) estimates suicide rates among Native teens are nearly 10 times higher than the rest of America.

“Something is horribly wrong there,” says RHM’s Ron Hutchcraft. “If in any of our communities we had the serial suicides going on that go on in a reservation unnoticed, we would have the national news and every agency possible descending on our town. But they continue to die off the radar and silently.”


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