Year: 1999 Source: Aggression and Violent Behavior, v.4, no.4, (Winter 1999), p.413-430 SIEC No: 20010561

Cultural differences exist as to suicide rates, suicide attempts, suicide attitudes such as acceptability, & appropriate treatment of suicide. Although suicide has been studied cross-nationally to highlight cross-cultural differences, the nuances of suicide among racioethnic groups within the United States have been at times overlooked. This article discusses suicide among the four (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian American) most populous minority sociopolitical groups in the United States, & makes culture-specific recommendations for treatment & research. (77 refs.)