Rural Students Say Traditional Culture, Mentorships Help Curb Suicide

Rural Alaska Native college students say traditional culture and mentorships protect against suicide.

The National Association of Rural Mental Health held its annual convention in Anchorage last week, with sessions on issues ranging from aging and mental health to workforce development and one on Native students’ views on suicide prevention.

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Joaqlin Estus is a reporter at KNBA in Anchorage.

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