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Bemidji Pioneer: 'Hope Squad' in Red Lake aims to help other students in crisis

BEMIDJI -- “You haven’t seemed yourself lately. Is everything OK?”

That simple question could start a life-saving conversation with a friend who’s contemplating suicide. That’s why about 20 Red Lake Middle School students on the school’s new peer-based suicide prevention group -- called “Hope Squad” -- practiced asking it and other like-minded questions at a Wednesday morning meeting.


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