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Dying to Please You compels readers to rethink the definitions of suicide, homicide, and mental health treatment, as well as to grasp the political—and primary—cause of Indigenous suicide, rather than be distracted by psychiatric explanations. Moreover, it provides a clear—politically difficult—alternative for transforming this ongoing tragedy. The authors make a convincing case that the “proper treatment” of the “Indian Suicide Problem” isn’t to send cheerleaders into our communities, but rather to eliminate the system that is destroying our lives.