Suicide Epidemic 

By ASPIREist | ASPIREist Original. Shiza Shahid takes us to the Pine Ridge Indian reservation where poverty and suicide are rampant. CALL TO ACTION: Go to to keep Grandma’s anti-suicide organization open.

Episode 3, Segment 1: The Suicide Epidemic


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There is a suicide epidemic among children and teens at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota and the only suicide prevention outreach …

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Through a Child's Eyes: Images From Pine Ridge Reservation

There are certain constants in my trips to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Days start with no less than three cups of coffee. KILI Radio, 90.1 FM, plays in the background of most scenes. Paved Bureau of Indian Affairs highways turn off onto gravel roads, and in the town of Kyle, one …


Native American School Mourning 4 Student Suicides Gets Emergency Federal Aid

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, is in a state of crisis. Over the past year, 14 school-age children on the reservation have killed themselves.<p>At the time of their suicides, four of those children were attending Pine Ridge School. On Wednesday, the …


Native Leaders Tell Senators How To Help Stop Youth Suicide

Ten years ago, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota endured an unimaginable tragedy when one of its teens fatally shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend, seven people at a local school and himself. At the time, then-President George W. Bush promised tribe members that …

Native Americans

Battling Youth Suicide on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Native Americans have always had a higher suicide rate than non-natives in the U.S., and the number is rising, especially on Pine Ridge Indian …


The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls

For years, Suzanne Petroni, senior director at the International Center for Research on Women, would speak — backed by mountains of evidence she studies — about the number one cause of death among women around the world: maternal mortality.<p>Then, in September, 2014, the World Health Organization …

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It Would Break Your Heart

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Pine Ridge: A broken system failing America's most forgotten children

MANDERSON, South Dakota — In almost any other context it would be a given, an expectation as simple as a dark cloud spitting rain. But when …

Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide. Here's why

A shocking statistic has emerged, which reveals suicide has overtaken maternal mortality as the biggest killer of young women in the world. Nisha Lilia Diu asks the experts why this is happening - and how we failed to notice<p>Towards the end of last year, a shocking statistic appeared deep in the …

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Pine Ridge School Copes with Rash of Suicides: Federal Grant Provides $218K

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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Toggle Nav Re-Member » Pine Ridge Reservation<p>Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota is the poorest county in the United States and the community that …

Road Trips

Racism at Core of Native Teen Suicides in Pine Ridge

At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in my county since December. The heartbreaking details vary from child to …


Dakota Midday: BEAR Project Founder 'Tiny' DeCory

The Pine Ridge Reservation is struggling with a rash of youth suicides. There have been at least 10 since December. And according to the federal …


Native Americans - North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program

American Indian Communities<p>The term American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) encompasses many cultures, tribes, and traditions. North Dakota has many …

North Dakota

1 in 12 teens have attempted suicide: report

Teen suicide is a growing problem, a new study shows.<p>Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted …


Risk Factors and Warning Signs — AFSP

What leads to suicide?<p>There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone …