Year: 1995 Source: Ottawa, ON: Department of National Health and Welfare, (June 1995). p.27-36 SIEC No: 19950772

This chapter examines some of the identifying factors of a suicidal individual, particularly as they relate to aboriginal people in Canada. The specific factors that are discussed are: age & gender, social isolation, poverty & unemployment, hopelessness & powerlessness, prior suicide attempts, anomie, & acculturation. Restoule believes that most of these risk factors stem from the process of acculturation. Until this issue is resolved, suicide will continue to be a problem for aboriginal people.