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Workshop focuses on suicide among Native youth

The Native HOPE (Helping Our People Endure) program visited a high school on the Navajo Nation to help Native youth address suicide and related issues.

Clayton Small, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, founded the program. Over the course of three days, students learn and talk about suicide and issues like substance abuse, trauma, gang violence and depression.

"It's the process of addressing all of these, because they're all connected," Small told The Farmington Daily Times.

Three schools on the Navajo Nation are hosting the workshop this year. Small hopes to visit six more schools over the next year.

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Native H.O.P.E. programs confronts American Indian suicide rate (The Farmington Daily Times 9/4)