Year: 1993 Source: Human Organization, v.52, no.3, (1993), p.304-315 SIEC No: 19940033

This paper updates a previous study of American Indian suicide in New Mexico which covered the years 1957-1979. Rates for completed suicide among the Apache, Navajo, and Pueblo for 1980-87 are compared to earlier rates, as are selected demographic and situational variables. Major findings suggest that suicide rates are stabilizing or declining for all 3 groups in the most recent years. Suicide among all 3 groups continues to be a young male phenomenon. (53 refs.)