Year: 2003 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.7, no.1, (2003), p.41-50 SIEC No: 20040125

The focus of this article is to present an overview of suicide rates among the Inuit in Greenland in the period 1972-1995 & demographic characteristics of the persons completing suicide. Compared to other countries, extremely high suicide rates were found in Greenland, with a sharp increase in rates from 1975-1989. From 1990 it appears that rates have stabilized; however they remained extremely high, especially among young males. Hypothetical explanations are discussed & directions for future research are presented. (26 refs)