Circumstances and Prevention: Suicide and Parasuicide among the Cree of Eastern James Bay, Canada

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TitleCircumstances and Prevention: Suicide and Parasuicide among the Cree of Eastern James Bay, Canada
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBarss P
Abstract

Suicide comprises a range of severity from minor suicude gestures that pose relatively little threat to life to highly lethal acts (Diekstra and Gulbinat, 1993). In many cases, as will be seen from the data, suicide, parasuicide, and suicidal ideation appear to arise from an inability to commuincate with others during acute interpersonal crises or to deal with chronic stressors in the home or community. Personal factors such as alcohol intoxication are strongly associated with suicide and parasuicide. The potential lethality of the method used may affect whether the victim survives. Hence, a significant consideration in prevention is limiting impulsive acces to highly lethal agents such as firearms.

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