Suicide Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples

@article{Kirmayer1994SuicideAC,
  title={Suicide Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples},
  author={L. Kirmayer},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={31},
  pages={3 - 58}
}
  • L. Kirmayer
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Transcultural Psychiatry
This paper reviews research on suicide and attempted suicide among Canadian Aboriginal peoples (Amer indians, Métis and Inuit). The demographic and cul tural diversity of the Aboriginal population is described and basic epidemiological data are summar ized. Social, cultural, and political economic factors that may contribute to suicide and culturally appropri ate interventions are reviewed. A model integrating social and psychiatric perspectives on suicide is presented. The high prevalence of… Expand
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