Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada, (1985: Ste Foy), p.56-70 SIEC No: 19950997

Native suicide prevention in rural settings is discussed. Factors that contribute to suicidality are depression, hopelessness, intentionality, a history of self-destructive behavior, isolation, & alcohol/drug abuse. Crisis intervention & its principles are listed (e.g. assess risk, get support for the person). The suicide prevention program of an alcoholism treatment center is described in detail. Prevention on all levels – from community to individual – is emphasized.