ERIC Number: ED460324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion in First Nations and Inuit Communities. Culture and Mental Health Research Unit Report.
Kirmayer, Laurence J.; Boothroyd, Lucy J.; Laliberte, Arlene; Simpson, Brenda Laronde
The high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, and suicidal ideation among youth in many Native communities indicate that the problem is not just with individuals but involves community-wide issues. Thus, a community-based approach to prevention is essential. This report sets out a rationale and guidelines for a community-based prevention program for First Nations and Inuit youth. The levels and types of prevention are briefly outlined. Major risk and protective factors for suicide that inform prevention programs are reviewed. Elements of suicide prevention programs that have been shown to be effective are discussed. The final two sections present program guidelines and recommendations. The recommendations are based on a systematic review of prevention and mental health promotion programs, including school-based programs, developed for or potentially applicable to Native populations. Recommended programs are described in Appendix A and brief descriptions and contact information for all the reviewed programs are included in Appendix B. Appendix C lists the resources used to review the programs. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 99 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Canada Natives, Community Health Services, Community Programs, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, Prevention, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Resilience (Personality), Secondary School Students, Suicide
Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis--Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cheminde la Cote Ste-Catherine, Montreal Quebec H3T 1E4 ($20). Tel: 514-340-8222, ext. 5246; Fax: 514-340-7503; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://ww2.mcgill.ca/psychiatry/transcultural/pdf/Report 9_Eng.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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