Native American Suicide Prevention Act HR 1599
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Native American Suicide Prevention Act HR 1599

    1. Armando Madero Sr.
    2. Petition by

      Armando Madero Sr.

      Yuma, AZ

Young teens and adults on many reservations have no guidance on proper life skills due to a poverished environment. Adolescent children see abuse, drugs, alcohol and crime in multi-generations and are looking for a way out. In our family, my wife had a teenage niece who committed suicide one year after giving her high school valedictorian speech. My wife is 31 and has also seen cousins, and friends die because of alcohol and drugs. One year before her cousin committed suicide; a close friend passed away in our home at 27 years old from excessive eating, drinking, drug abuse, and prescription medication. This was all treatable and tied to depression. She asked us for help, and we tried, but it was apparently too late and her body could take no more, and she died in her sleep. According to the National Institute of Mental Health a 2007 a census shows that American Indian and Alaska Natives suicide rates were the highest of all nationalities at 14.3 per 100,000, and it is only getting higher. My wife and I, this year started an organization called Native Cry Outreach Alliance (http://www.facebook.com/nativecry) and are looking forward to creating a physical environment where young Warriors can develop positive coping mechanisms. We are hoping to abolish suicide and slow death rates among these children. We are not alone; most reservations are developing similar types of organizations to stop their children from dying also. Please help us by signing this petition to Congress and help get this bill passed. Here is a link to the bill - http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/1599

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    • Dee Jacobson LOCUST GROVE, VA
      • about 7 hours ago

      Native Americans, having been grossly marginalized for generations needs to be at the forefront of their own healing solutions and most certainly needs to be at the table of all levels of national dialogue for proposed solutions. "nough said.

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    • CARMEN XTRAVAGANZA LONDON,U.K., UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      BECUASE I HAVE BEEN THERE AS WELL

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    • Sabrina Pelletier BLAINE, WA
      • 7 days ago

      Funding for prevention and protection is paramount to ensuring a brighter future for all

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    • Лира Долгих Тюмень, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 14 days ago

      I wish all the best to all Native Americans, I wish that the native nation will be revived

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    • john bias SALT LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES
      • 18 days ago

      I must speak power of Shem HaMeforash to approve Native American Suicide Prevention Act HR 1599

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