Apr 14, 2015

Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by adolescents in recent months has shaken this impoverished community and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths. On Dec. 12, a 14-year-old boy hanged himself at his home on the reservation, a...

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