Inupiat youth suicide and culture loss: Changing community conversations for prevention.

@article{Wexler2006InupiatYS,
  title={Inupiat youth suicide and culture loss: Changing community conversations for prevention.},
  author={Lisa Wexler},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={2938-48}
}
Inupiat living in Northwest Alaska have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. Other circumpolar peoples share this disturbing distinction. This demographic and ethnic health disparity has spurred research that investigates acculturation stress as a cause of Inuit youth suicide. Despite this body of knowledge, few studies describe how local people connect suicide to culture loss, even though this understanding is crucial for developing effective prevention and intervention… CONTINUE READING

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