Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people

Danuta Wasserman, Tony Durkee and Gergö Hadlaczky

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

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ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI:

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Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people

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There are hundreds of indigenous groups and peoples around the world. Examples are the Australian Aborigines, the North American Indians (Native Americans) of the US and Canada, and the Maori of New Zealand. Such groups and peoples often have elevated suicide rates compared with the general population in their countries, and divergent epidemiological characteristics. Adoption of culture-specific prevention strategies in countries where indigenous peoples live is proposed and discussed.

Chapter.  4185 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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