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Miss Navajo Nation Jocelyn Billy holds up a sign saying “No suicide” in the Navajo language. Billy participated in a march from Fort Defiance to Window Rock on Nov. 30 to bring awareness to Navajo Nation officials regarding the serious lack of resources for suicide prevention (Photo by Amanda Moore/NNDOY).

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A cold march for the cold realities of suicide

FT. DEFIANCE-The face of suicide is an empty, bottomless chasm, which amplifies the feelings of loneliness experienced by an individual contemplating the possibility of taking one's own life. When a person is at that critical stage, where the decision to live is becoming increasingly more difficult-or even impossible-having resources and support systems to effectively bring a person out of this state of mind is imperative.