Year: 1996 Source: Injury Prevention News, v.9, no.2, (1996), p.1-5 SIEC No: 19960038

Suicide rates for Canadians over the age of 65 are declining. In this article, experts discuss reasons for the decline but caution that to maintain this trend, there remains a need for change in addressing the issue. The article also notes that suicide rates among elderly Aboriginal people are below the national average (1989-93 data for all age groups is provided) & suggests that there may be something to be learned about suicide & the elderly from Canadian Aboriginal communities.