Injury Prevention Series- Suicide in Cree Communities of Eastern James Bay

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TitleInjury Prevention Series- Suicide in Cree Communities of Eastern James Bay
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBarss P
Abstract

There are about 8,000 Cree living in the communities of eastern James Bay during 1982-1992. There were 10 deaths from suicide during the 10 year study period, which represents about 1.2 suicides per 10,000 Cree people per year. Thus, on average about 1 person per year committed suicide in all of the Cree communities of eastern James Bay. This is about the same rate as for the general population of Canada. This material was used to prepare a detailed report of the circumstances of suicides among the Cree with recommendations for prevention. This paper is a summary of the longer report.

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