Suicide among young American Indians nearly double national rate – UNITY, Inc.

Suicide among young American Indians nearly double national rate

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When Joaquin Gallegos was 5-years-old, his uncle took his own life.

For two decades, more than 30 of his family members and friends did the same, part of a trend sweeping Indian Country where suicide among people age 18 to 24 far outpaces the national rate, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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