The power of protection: a population-based comparison of Native and non-Native youth suicide attempters.

@article{Mackin2012ThePO,
  title={The power of protection: a population-based comparison of Native and non-Native youth suicide attempters.},
  author={Juliette R. Mackin and Tamara Perkins and Carrie J. Furrer},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          20-54
        }
}
This study provides actionable information about intervening with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth to prevent suicide. Statewide school survey data were used to model the impact of risk and protective factors on self-reported suicide attempts (both AI/AN and non-AI/AN). The cumulative risk and protective model worked similarly for both groups. AI/AN youth had a higher threshold of risk before making a suicide attempt. Protective factors buffered the impact of risk, particularly for… CONTINUE READING
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