Aboriginals (learn more…)
- There are currently almost 1 million Aboriginal people living in Canada.
- In 2001, approximately 13% of the Aboriginal population living ‘off-reserve’ had experienced major depressive incidents within the past year. This is 1.8 times higher than the non-aboriginal population.
- Suicide is a big concern within this population, especially amongst the youth.
- Suicide rates of Registered Indian Youths, age 15-24, are 8 times higher than the national rate for females and 5 times higher than the national rate for males.
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