Year: 1974 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.131, no.1, (1974), p.69-72 SIEC No: 19831477

An epidemiological study of suicide among the Papago Indians of the desert Southwest was conducted over a 3-year period. Data gathered from several sources showed that this tribe’s suicide rate exceeded that for the nation but was not as high as rates reported for other tribes. Most of the suicide victims were young men who had problems with alcohol. Papagos who lived on the reservation were found to complete suicide less often than their urban counterparts.