Year: 2002 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.36, no. 3, (2002), p.404-410 SIEC No: 20070359

The aim of this review was to establish through coronial files whether there were any significant differences in the factors related to suicide in Aboriginal people & other people in the Top End during the period 1991-1998. Aboriginals who died by suicide were more likely to have a history of self-harm behaviour. Suicide among Aboriginal people was irregular in geographical distribution. A recent rise in suicide in the Tiwi community occurred against a background of social disruption similar to that which occurred in the Aboriginal population in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. (25 refs.)