Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Suicide in North America

Pp. 178-184 (7)

David Lester

Abstract

The epidemiology of completed suicide in Canada and the United States is described, and the differences in the results between the two countries are noted. For the United States, suicidal behavior in the various immigrants and native groups is explored while, for Canada, the efforts to develop a uniquely Canadian suicidology are discussed.

Keywords:

Suicide, Canada, the United States, immigrants, Native-Americans, first peoples, slaves.

Affiliation:

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA