Suicides Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2015–2020

Authors: Deborah Stone, Eva Trinh, Hong Zhou, Laura Welder, Pamela End of Horn, Katherine Fowler, and Asha Ivey-Stephenson

Publication Year: 2022

Last Updated: September 16, 2022

Journal: CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Keywords: Injury and Trauma; Mental and Behavioral Health; Population Information; Suicide and Suicide Prevention; Violence


Short Abstract: A comparison of 2015–2020 suicides among all AI/AN and non-AI/AN decedents in 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia found that AI/AN suicide decedents had higher adjusted odds of a range of relationship and alcohol or other substance use problems, and reduced odds of known mental health conditions and treatment than did non-AI/AN suicide decedents. Culturally relevant comprehensive public health approaches to suicide prevention are needed to address systemic and long-standing inequities among AI/AN persons.


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Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article