Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.573-598 SIEC No: 19910350

This article discusses suicidal behavior among American Indians, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, & blacks in the United States. All three groups have more young and less elderly people than the rest of America, as well as a shorter life expectancy; however, Hispanics & black have lower suicide rates than whites. This is changing though, & the native rate has begun to mirror the Caucasian rate. Statistics by age, sex & race are outlined, as well as risk factors & intervention strategies. (VM)