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.
Young people are at the highest risk to attempt suicide within two years after a parent has attempted suicide or has received inpatient care because of a mental disorder. More than 15,000 teens and young adults were involved in a st... 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