Title

Multicultural Perspectives on Suicide

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1999

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Cultural differences exist as to suicide rates, suicide attempts, suicide attitudes such as acceptability, and appropriate treatment of suicide. Although suicide has been studied cross-nationally to highlight cross-cultural differences, the nuances of suicide among racioethnic groups within the United States have been at times been overlooked. The present article discusses suicide among the four (African American, Hispanic American Native American, Asian American) most populous minority sociopolitical groups in the United States, and makes culture-specific recommendations for treatment and research. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Aggression and Violent Behavior

Volume

4

Issue

4

First Page

413

Last Page

430