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Tribal Youth Use Digital Media To Dent Silent Epidemic Of Suicide

Tom Banse
07/19/2011

According to government statistics, American Indians are 70 percent more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The high suicide rate has been called a silent epidemic. But it's silent no more if you cock an ear to the noise coming from a health workshop in Portland. Prevention workers there are hoping teen–generated web videos, music and even a comic book can save lives.

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