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Photos from: Montana Tribes Want to Stop Jailing People for Suicide Attempts




Photo Courtesy Sara Reardon

Maria Vega, a member of Montana's Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, was jailed in 2015 after a suicide attempt. Vega is now part of a group of tribal members, academics and policy experts proposing alternatives to the policy of jailing people who try to kill themselves. The policy was created in 2010 because of a lack of mental health resources on the reservation.



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