“American Indian Youth in Crisis: Tribes Grapple With a Suicide Emergency,” by Stephanie Woodard. Indian Country Today Media Network, October 10, 2012
This year a story was published as a partnership between Indian Country Today Media Network, 100reporters.com and NBC detailing the tragic rate of suicide among young Native Americans. The article describes facts and risk factors for suicide in Indian Country and discusses gripping issues such as poverty, hunger, alcoholism, substance abuse, and domestic violence, while also sharing the perspective of Native American suicide prevention champions. The story provides an outline for why the Center for Native American Youth was created – these issues deserve more attention and more resources to ensure happy, healthy and successful future generations of First Americans.