Causes Of Native American Suicide

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The suicide of a young person has never been a simple matter for any community to cope with, but this predicament has become particularly heartbreaking for the native communities that reside on Native American Reservations such as Pine Ridge. The situation has become an epidemic. There are numerous causes behind it. Being bullied at school, the high rate of joblessness, or parents that just are not there for their children. All the motives that put any young person at risk of suicide are seemingly intensified on Native American reservations. More often than not native children are abused, they see their mothers being abused and usually live in homes where at least one individual has a substance abuse problem. These children have the greatest

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