This past June while walking the Oregon Coast I was invited to attend a conference conducted by a group of Native Americans. At this conference I heard a statistic that at one reservation this year, there has been over 200 suicides or attempts.
The Native American population may be one of the most overlooked and unnoticed people group in America. It seems that in building the United States of America we conquered the peoples here and easily forget that they are still here; they are still humanity; and they are still in need of acknowledge and love as we all are. In fact, there really is no “they” as we are all in this together.
So, how can we come together to see despair and fear replaced with hope and love in the Native American Youth?
What do you believe is the root of suicide?
(Further reading on this subject can be found here)