Year: 2007 Source: Death Studies, v.31, no.5, (May-June 2007), p.457-477 SIEC No: 20070427

This article adopts a transactional-ecological framework for conceptualizing suicidality & identifying points of intervention. Drawing on the most current empirical reports, the epidemiology of Native American suicidal behaviours is reviewed while situating risk & protective factors within a biopsychosocial framework. Opportunities for intervention are discussed with a focus on the interactions between individuals & their environments & the antecedent conditions leading to zones of heightened suicide risk. (52 refs.)