Year: 1992 Source: Canada's Mental Health, v.40, no.3, (September 1992), p.19-23 SIEC No: 19920543

A study of Aboriginal suicide in B.C. concluded: 1) a small number of suicides may be misclassified, due to incorrect identification of Aboriginal status; 2) Aboriginal suicide rates off-reserve were similar to non-Aboriginal rates. Reserve suicide rates were more than twice non-Aboriginal rates; 3) reserves with high rates had less “healthy” population characteristics; & 4) suicides were often young men with a history of alcohol abuse, violence & little contact with health professionals.