Year: 2002 Source: CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) Monitor, (April 2002), 4p. SIEC No: 20030261

This article examines why Aboriginal youth have one of the highest suicide rates in all of Canada. The article also critiques why current prevention methods are ineffective. The article examines such topics as crisis identity in youth, individualism versus collectivism, & the effects of colonization. The article concludes with recommendations on current suicide prevention programs in order to further reduce the rates of suicide among Aboriginal youth. (AK)