Sara Reardon, Kaiser Health News
An 11-year-old tribal policy allows law enforcement to put members who threaten or attempt suicide in jail or juvenile detention to prevent another attempt. And tribal leaders say that unless they can attract mental health workers to remote northeastern Montana, the jailings will likely continue.
WOLF POINT, Mont. — Fallen pine cones covered 16 year old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains.