Year: 1992 Source: New York: Auburn House, 1992. p.109-121 SIEC No: 19920406

The etiology of American Indian suicide was examined through a reservation-county-level analysis. It was found that economic deprivation has a significant & positive impact on the suicide rate. As unemployment, dropout & poverty rates increased within a reservation community, so did the suicide rate. When communities provide little opportunity for economic self-sufficiency, frustrations appear to be manifested in acts of violence directed toward the self (suicide) or against others (homicide).