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Suicide Rates Plummet Among Members of Apache Tribe


Deaths by suicide among an Apache tribe in Arizona dropped by nearly 40 percent between 2006 and 2012 compared to the previous six-year period.

The substantial reduction came after White Mountain tribal leaders became proactive in passing legislation to develop a surveillance system and intensive prevention program, which tracks and triages those with suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts.


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