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Ariz. tribe sees alarming rate of suicide attempts

The White Mountain Apache Tribe is working to reduce a rate of suicide attempts more than 17 times the national average.

In the past two years, there more than 1,100 attempts among people ages 10-22. The rate amounts to more than one attempt almost every day, 12 News reports.

So far this year, there have been 82 attempts. Last week, a young girl committed suicide.

The tribe and the Indian Health Service set up a task force to address the problem.

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