Year: 1988 Source: Arctic Medical Research, v.47, suppl.1, (1988), p.588-589 SIEC No: 19910774

This article discusses the factors which cause Canadian natives to be a high risk group for suicide, including physical or mental illnesses, disabling conditons which affect normal function, dependent elderly members, lack of education, unemployment, social isolation & poverty. The author stresses early recognition will aid the community health nurse to intervene, as well as outlining barriers & possible improvements for health promotion. (VM)