Screening for depression and thoughts of suicide: a tool for Use in Alaska's village clinics.

@article{Niven2007ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for depression and thoughts of suicide: a tool for Use in Alaska's village clinics.},
  author={Julie A Niven},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={16-28}
}
  • Julie A Niven
  • Published 2007 in
    American Indian and Alaska native mental health…
Depression occurs at a significant rate in the U.S. population. Untreated depressive symptoms are a primary risk factor for suicide. Studies show that a significant percentage of individuals who commit suicide had visited their health care providers in the months before their deaths. Alaska ranks number one in the nation for suicide. Routine screening for depression and risk of suicide in Alaska village clinics could lead to reduced depressive illness and death statewide. 

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