Year: 1985 Source: Grenfell Clinical Quarterly, v.1, no.4, (Summer 1985), p.70-72 SIEC No: 19911338

Acts of self inflicted violence are common among the Canadian Inuit. The rate of completed suicide for this group is almost twice that of the general Canadian population. The author has undertaken a retrospective review of the incidence & pattern of suicidal behaviour in the North. Roberts believes that the problems with suicide (& alcohol) can be linked to the poverty experienced by much of the population & also to the cultural disintegration casued by rapidly changing lifestyles. (3 refs.)