Year: 2003 Source: New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003. p.818-821 SIEC No: 20040499

The author explores the significantly higher rates of suicide experienced in Aboriginal communities compared to those of non-Aboriginal populations. Patterns of suicide among Indigenous peoples are discussed, & explanations for the higher suicide rates are explored. Intervention programs that target the specific needs of Aboriginal communities are also highlighted. (9 refs)