Thursday, January 7, 2010

First Nations youth suicide study supported by RBC Foundation

Youth suicide and suicide attempts have become a major problem among First Nations communities living on reserves. In order to counteract this troubling trend, the Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences has worked with the Swampy Cree Tribal Council to improve the understanding of the risk factors for suicide among Aboriginal populations and to determine individual, community and school –based interventions to reduce suicidal behavior. Now the Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team is ready to push their efforts further with a research study that aims to identify youth at risk for suicide.

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