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Suffering In Silence: Self-Harm And Suicide Among Young Indigenous People

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By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, May 13 2016 – Indigenous People suffer from disproportionately high suicide rates and rates of self-harm among young people. “It is not an issue that is associated with just one part of the globe, it is all over,“ Joseph Goko Mutangah, Member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from Kenya, said at a press conference. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, established in the year 2000, urges to address the issue of suicide and self-harm among young indigenous people. “I don’t understand how we have gotten to the point where we have all [Read More]

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