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Fort Peck Tribes receive IHS report about suicide among youth

The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana will continue efforts to prevent suicide among young after receiving a series of recommendations from the Indian Health Service.

Between January and July of this year, four young people committed suicide. Since July, two more have taken their lives.

"Now that the report is in, we as community members, the school and every tribal government entity have a big part to play in putting an end to this," tribal council member Daryl Red Eagle told The Great Falls Tribune.

The report provides 12 recommendations, including the establishment of a safe house, the hiring of a suicide prevention coordinator and an overhaul of a treatment center on the reservation.

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Tribes get final report on suicides (The Great Falls Tribune 10/26)