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Decreases in Suicide Deaths and Attempts Linked to the White Mountain Apache Suicide Surveillance and Prevention System, 2001–2012

Discusses a youth suicide tracking and prevention program developed in 2006 by the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona. Describes suicide prevention needs and disparities in Native American communities and the interventions put in place by the White Mountain Apache tribe. Using data from a tribally mandated surveillance system, compares suicide death rates and characteristics from 2001-2006 to data from 2007-2012. Table 1 offers a breakdown of suicide death rates by age group, and Figure 1 compares suicide death rates to national data.
Mary Cwik, Lauren Tingey, Alexandra Maschino, et al.
American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2183-2189.
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Statistics and data · Suicide and suicide prevention · Arizona