According to a study reported here on CNN, “The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds… The report noted that America's suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II. Those who identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives had the highest increase among all race and ethnicity groups, according to the research.”
There’s an important clue in those statistics: Indigenous people are at the greatest risk. They have lost their communities, their identity, and certainly their homeland. I wonder, have we all lost that? And what is it exactly, that we have lost?