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Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people 

Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people
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Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people
Author(s):

Danuta Wasserman

, Tony Durkee

, and Gergö Hadlaczky

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0030
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date: 17 August 2019

There are hundreds of indigenous groups and peoples around the world. Examples are the Australian Aborigines, the North American Indians (Native Americans) of the US and Canada, and the Maori of New Zealand. Such groups and peoples often have elevated suicide rates compared with the general population in their countries, and divergent epidemiological characteristics. Adoption of culture-specific prevention strategies in countries where indigenous peoples live is proposed and discussed.

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