Youth honoring Native life release suicide prevention video


Last updated 11/23/2013 at 11:16am

Indian Life files

More than 30,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year. It is this country's 11th leading cause of death. All tribal youth are asking for is a voice and to feel like they're a priority to leaders and policy makers.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Youth involved in the University of New Mexico's Honoring Native Life initiative want to be heard. The Native American Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse, a resource to tribes in New Mexico for suicide prevention and suicide response, today helped their voices reach far and wide with the release of a video directed toward tribal leaders and policy makers.

"What we need from our tribal leaders and policy makers is more sympathy towards the different generations that exist in our communities – the elders, parents, adults, youth, adolescents," says a participant in the video. "...

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