Year: 2015 Source: Archives of Suicide Research.(2015).19(1):89-102. DOI:10.1080/13811118.2013.840254 SIEC No: 20150170

We examined racial/ethnic and gender-specific associations between suicide ideation/attempts and risky behaviors, sadness/hopelessness, and victimization in Montana American Indian and White youth using 1999Ð2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. The primary results of this study show that although the American Indian youth had more statistically significant suicidal thoughts and attempts than the White youth, they had fewer statistically significant predictors compared to the White youth. Sadness/hopelessness was the strongest, and the only statistically significant, predictor of suicide ideation/attempts common across all four groups.