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    Greenland Struggles With Epidemic of Youth Suicide

    It’s a dark statistic. The partially sovereign island nation has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. It grew during the decades of Danish-speaking leaders’ modernization — and marginalization — of traditional Greenlandic-speaking villages whose residents hunt and fish. In the 1990s, bereaved parents set up the nation’s first suicide hotline, and the rate has since plateaued. But officials and locals say resources in isolated communities are still scarce, and they fear the deadly trend among the country’s youth could take decades to bring under control.

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