Year: 1997 Source: Injury Prevention, v.3, no.2, (June 1997), p.126-134 SIEC No: 20041100

The authors attempt to identify the causes of suicide among indigenous adolescents based on the available literature. To explain high rates of suicide among indigenous peoples, particularly adolescent males, the authors draw attention to environmental, educational/organizational, & administrative/political factors. They conclude that the increased suicide rates among indigenous adolescents are not a product of their native origins, but of the social milieu in which these people generally find themselves. (126 refs)