Year: 2013 Source: Counselling Psychology Quarterly.(2011).24(4):277-289.DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2011.638444. SIEC No: 20130094

We examined American Indian studentsÕ suicidality, their awareness of tribal beliefs concerning suicide, and the likelihood of them seeking help, if suicidal, from a variety of sources. The rate of suicidal ideation among students in our sample was comparable to the general college student population. Only 10% of sample was aware of traditional tribal suicide beliefs. Respondents who were committed to tribal culture were more likely to prefer counseling from American Indian persons.