Australian Aboriginal suicide: The need for an Aboriginal suicidology?

  title={Australian Aboriginal suicide: The need for an Aboriginal suicidology?},
  author={Terri Elliott-Farrelly},
  journal={Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health},
  pages={138 - 145}
  • Terri Elliott-Farrelly
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health
Abstract This article examines suicide among Australian Aboriginal peoples, and reviews current directions in suicide prevention. A particular focus is on the apparent differences discovered by other researchers in suicidal behaviour, risk factors, response to prevention programs, as well as cultures, customs and beliefs between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population, and between different Aboriginal communities and groups. Despite evidence of such differences, Aboriginal suicide… 
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