Advancing Suicide Prevention research with rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations

Lisa Wexler, Michael Chandler, Joseph P. Gone, Mary Cwik, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Teresa La Fromboise, Teresa Brockie, Victoria O'Keefe, John Walkup, James Allen

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As part of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force, a multidisciplinary group of AI/AN suicide research experts convened to outline pressing issues related to this subfield of suicidology. Suicide disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples, and remote Indigenous communities can offer vital and unique insights with relevance to other rural and marginalized groups. Outcomes from this meeting include identifying the central challenges impeding progress in this subfield and a description of promising research directions to yield practical results. These proposed directions expand the alliance's prioritized research agenda and offer pathways to advance the field of suicide research in Indigenous communities and beyond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-899
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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