By MORGAN BROWN/Montana State News
Montana’s suicide rate has ranked among the top five states for over 30 years, due in part to low socioeconomic conditions that are common in low-income areas such as American Indian Reservations.
In 2009, Montana had the highest suicide rate in the nation at one in every 4,444 people, more than double the national rate of one in every 8,333 people.
Trishena Kills Pretty Enemy, a Montana State University student from the Crow reservation said, “Three years ago, people were just committing suicide all over. My cousin committed suicide, my friend’s 11-year-old daughter committed suicide. My niece in Poppler had two classmates kill themselves.” Continue reading “State’s suicide rate among tops in the nation”