September 26, 2021

Smart investments needed to address growing suicide crisis

Author: Jovita Belgarde

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There is an epidemic growing in New Mexico not being talked about in mainstream media — the growth in suicide among Indigenous youth. But with September being the National Suicide Prevention Month, it is time we address this head-on systematically, otherwise our Native communities will continue to suffer.
Suicide has been gravely impacting New Mexico. In 2018 alone, New Mexico had the highest rate of suicide in the nation and it has been increasing every year since then. Most unfortuna