Suicide and Suicide Attempts Among American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
Shore J H
Presents a survey of characteristics of suicides & attempts in 1969 on Indian reservations in Washington, Oregon & Idaho. Reports a completion rate of 28/100,000, with 16 times more attempts than completions. Attempts tended to be made by young women, using drugs. Completions tended to be made by men in their 30’s, using firearms or hanging. Students at an Indian boarding school showed an exceptionally high rate of attempts (3,488/100,000) in comparison to that on the reservation (462/100,000).