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ERIC Number: EJ824706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Suicidality in a Sample of Arctic Households
Haggarty, John M.; Cernovsky, Zack; Bedard, Michel; Merskey, Harold
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n6 p699-707 Dec 2008
We investigated the association of suicidal ideation and behavior with depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse in a Canadian Arctic Inuit community. Inuit (N = 111) from a random sample of households completed assessments of anxiety and depression, alcohol abuse, and suicidality. High rates of suicidal ideation within the past week (43.6%), and suicide attempts within last 6 months (30%), were reported. Ideation was more frequent among younger persons, whereas those favoring local native language were less likely to report a wish to die. Higher overall suicidality scores were associated with higher anxiety, and alcohol abuse, but not with depression or gender. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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