Year: 2016 Source: Ottawa, ON: Author.(2016). 7 p. SIEC No: 20160497

Suicide rates are significantly higher among First Nations, Métis and Inuit than among the non-Aboriginal population, particularly for younger age groups. Suicidal thoughts, which precede suicide attempts and completions, have been reported to be higher in some Aboriginal groups compared to the non-Aboriginal population. This factsheet presents prevalence of lifetime and past-year suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults in three age groups (18 to 25, 26 to 59 and 60+ years), by sex, and where possible, in comparison to that among non-Aboriginal adults.