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Red Lake students more likely to consider suicide
The Minnesota Department of Education surveys students across the state each year about issues ranging from smoking to dating to suicide. The most recent responses show a far higher tendency toward suicide on the Red Lake reservation, compared with students statewide.



QUESTION: Have you thought about killing yourself during the last year?

Red Lake ninth graders: males 20%, females 62%
Statewide ninth graders: males 15%, females 28%


QUESTION: Have you tried to kill yourself during the last year?

Red Lake ninth graders: males 13%, females 37%
Statewide ninth graders: males 4%, females 10%


(Source: Minnesota Department of Education)

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