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It took academic, government and military researchers five years to say they don't really know what is causing military suicides but whatever it is, they say it isn't the psychoactive drugs they are prescribing and pushing.

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Last year, I started looking for a compelling story about children’s mental health in California that was grounded in solid numbers. I made lots of phone calls and had lots of meetings. Sources were sympathetic. They, too, would love to quantify problems with mental health services.

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When Montana’s governor signed a law creating a suicide review team in May 2013, he called reporter Cindy Uken personally to tell her he signed it. For the last year, she's been reporting on the state's high suicide rates and the possible ways to change those trends.

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Cindy Uken's series on suicide in Montana for the Billings Gazette got the attention of state policymakers, who are now beginning to make some changes....

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Jackie YellowTail dares to break the Crow taboo by calling out the name of her dead son. She wants to break the stigma of suicide, especially on Indian reservations.

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Roxanne Gourneau's only son, Dalton's, death followed the suicides of six students, during a six-month period in Poplar, about 20 miles east of Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. These suicides have led tribal officials to declare an emergency and start taking action.

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Cindy Uken's fellowship series on suicide in Montana for the Billings Gazette got the attention of state policymakers, who are now beginning to make some changes.

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Indian country is a very different world from the one most of us mainstream reporters inhabit. Here are some ways to make stories about Native Americans easier to put together and more accurate.

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