Canadian suicide rates (per 100,000 people): Inuit, First Nations, all Canadians. Source From Alaska to Greenland, young Inuit have unusually high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, and suicidal ideation. According to a 1972 survey of Inuit 15 to 24 years old from northern Quebec, 28% of the males and 25% of the females had attempted suicide (Kirmayer et al., 1998). Before the 1970s, suicide was rare among Inuit youth.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a $1.5 million grant to combat youth suicide to Alaska's Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Social Services. Funding will be $500,00... Read Post
Children who are repeatedly abused, or are abused by a member of their immediate family, are at higher risk of attempting suicide in later life, a Canadian study has shown. Sexual abuse, and to a lesser extent, physical abuse in chi... Read Post