Year: 2007 Source: Death Studies, v.31, no.5, (May-June 2007), p.479-501 SIEC No: 20070428

The authors present a comprehensive review on US Pacific Islander suicide & suicide-related behaviours to extend knowledge & understanding. Historical, geographic, epidemiological, social, & cultural information is presented on Pacific Island populations. Suicide behavioral data are presented for Pacific Islanders living within the US & affiliated Pacific territories & nations from the existing scientific literature along with archival data & 2 epidemiological studies that assess suicidal behaviours & related psychosocial factors & measures of psychopathology among large community samples of youth in Hawai’i. (35 refs.)