Navajo chapter in New Mexico suffers another youth suicide
Another youth committed suicide in a small Navajo Nation community in New Mexico, the fifth case in just two months.

Four teens took their lives over a six-week period, starting in March. That prompted the Thoreau Chapter to hold a community meeting last Wednesday to discuss youth suicide.

The following day, a fifth young person committed suicide. All were students at the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School , which held a march and prayer late last month in hopes of addressing the issue.

Teens and tribal leaders in the community of 1,500 say drugs, gangs and domestic violence contribute to the problem. Many teens are exposed to violence at a young age.

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