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Spirit Lake Nation battles youth suicide

 


FORT TOTTEN—In 2008, Spirit Lake Nation tribe member Cora Whiteman lost her teenaged daughter, Jami, 14, to suicide.

As the Whitemans went through the traditional healing process that follows such a loss, Cora said it was as if they received a message from Jami; to tell other youth contemplating suicide to stay in this life.

From there, Cora and her family went to their community—and to Washington, D.C., for a forum on youth suicide—to speak publicly to prevent others from following that path.

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/4137569-spirit-lake-nation-battles-youth-suicide

 

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