We’ve updated our toolkit on Indigenous people and trauma.

Historically, suicide was a very rare occurrence among Indigenous peoples, and it was only after contact with Europeans that it became prevalent. Intergenerational trauma is one of the primary colonial effects contributing to the elevated rate of suicide among Indigenous people today.

These suicides can be prevented, and there are many aspects of Indigenous culture that contribute to resilience against suicide, including connection between Indigenous Elders and youth, speaking an Indigenous language, and practicing spirituality.

Read the toolkit