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Photo Gallery 1: Suicide Prevention

You are important. Most of us in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have been affected by suicide, whether it's from the loss of a loved one, a friend or colleague. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the goal is to shed light on this often-misunderstood and taboo topic. For Native peoples, risk factors include mental health disorders, substance abuse, intergenerational trauma and community-wide issues, according to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.