Three important observations in this study are the extremely high rate of suicide among children in this population, the frequent occurrence of household suicide clustering among children and adolescents, and the five-fold difference in suicide rates in neighboring communities with different socioeconomic conditions. The suicide rate in this population was calculated as suicides perpopulation per year. First, given the young age at which suicides occur in the aldeiasa school-based intervention aimed at increasing knowledge of suicide and educating children and youth about local resources and how to disclose suicidal feelings to adult mentors and family members could be effective. Another limitation is that the population data were used in our calculations. RESULTS Inthe indigenous population of the Dourados region consisted of 14, people living predominantly in five aldeias ranging in size fromhouseholds; a minority ; 5.
Some specific interventions could be effective.
Table 1 Crude suicide rate and socioeconomic data census for indigenous reservations near Dourados, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Population and demographic data age, gender, ethnicity, and address were obtained electronically from the Special Indigenous Information System SIASI census and socioeconomic data literacy rate, per capita income, and household data were accessed electronically from the Brazilian National Census IBGE. Suicide prevention in aboriginal communities: Aldeia -stratified suicide rates are shown in Table 2. Teen Redheads in Dark Territory. The pie charts represent multiple suicides that occurred within 2 months of each other in the same family cluster. The mean time between the first and second suicide in the eleven household clusters was days with a range of zero to days.