Literature Review

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National Literature

New Mexico Literature

Alcántara, C., Gone, J. P. (2007). Reviewing suicide in Native American communities: Situating risk and protective factors within a transactional-ecological framework. Death Studies, 31(5), 457-477.


Alcántara, C., Gone, J. P. (2008). Suicide in Native American communities: A transactional-ecological formulation of the problem. In F. L. Leong, M. M. Leach, F. L. Leong, M. M. Leach (Eds.), Suicide among racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 173-199)


Allard YE, Wilkins R, Berthelot JM. (2004). Premature mortality in health regions with high aboriginal populations. Health Reports, 15(1):51-60.


Baldwin M. R. (2007). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and suicidality in a healthcare setting. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 66 Suppl 1:54-60.


Balis, T., & Postolache, T. T. (2008). Ethnic differences in adolescent suicide in the United States. International Journal Of Child Health And Human Development, 1(3,Spec Iss), 281-296.


Boeke M, Griffin T, Reidenberg DJ. (2011).The physician’s role in suicide prevention: lessons learned from a public awareness campaign. Minnesota Medicine, 94(1):44-6.


Bohn DK. (2003). Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24(3):333-52.


Bridges FS, Kunselman JC. (2005). Premature mortality due to suicide, homicide, and motor vehicle accidents in health service delivery areas: comparison of status Indians in British Columbia, Canada, with all other residents.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Alcohol and suicide among racial/ethnic populations – 17 states, 2005-2006. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 58(23):637-41.


Coloma C, Hoffman JS, Crosby A. (2006). Suicide among Guaraní Kaiowá and Nandeva youth in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Archives of Suicide Research, 10(2):191-207.


Cutcliffe JR. (2005). Toward an understanding of suicide in First-Nation Canadians. Crisis, 26(3):141-5.


De Ravello L, Abeita J, Brown P. (2008). Breaking the cycle/mending the hoop: adverse childhood experiences among incarcerated American Indian/Alaska Native women in New Mexico. Health Care Women Int., 29(3):300-15.


Devlin RE. (2001). Suicide prevention training for Aboriginal young adults with learning disabilities from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE). International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ;60(4):564-79.


Dorgan, B. L. (2010). The tragedy of Native American youth suicide. Psychological Services, 7(3): 213-218.


Drewette-Card RJ, Landen MG. (2005). The disparity change score: a new methodology to examine health disparities in New Mexico. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 11(6):484-92.


Dunlop, S. M., More, E.,  and Romer, D. (2011). Where do youth learn about suicides on the Internet, and what influence does this have on suicidal ideation? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 52:10 (2011), pp 1073–1080 doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02416.


EchoHawk M. (2006). Suicide prevention efforts in one area of Indian Health Service, USA. Archives of Suicide Research, 10(2):169-76.


Edmonson, J. (2002, August). Hopelessness, self-efficacy, self-esteem and powerlessness in relation to American Indian suicide. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A, 63,


Freedenthal S, Stiffman AR. (2004). Suicidal behavior in urban American Indian adolescents: a comparison with reservation youth in a southwestern state. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 34(2):160-71.


Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. (2007). ‘They Might Think I Was Crazy’: Young American Indians’ Reasons for Not Seeking Help When Suicidal. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22(1), 58-77.


Garroutte EM, Goldberg J, Beals J, Herrell R, Manson SM; AI-SUPERPFP Team. (2003). Spirituality and attempted suicide among American Indians. Social Science and Medicine, 56(7):1571-9.


Gary FA, Baker M, Grandbois DM. (2005). Perspectives on suicide prevention among American Indian and Alaska native children and adolescents: a call for help. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing,10(2):6.


Goldston, D. B., Molock, S., Whitbeck, L. B., Murakami, J. L., Zayas, L. H., & Hall, G. (2008). Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment. American Psychologist, 63(1), 14-31.


Gray JS, Muehlenkamp JJ. (2010). Circle of strength: A case description of culturally integrated suicide prevention. Archives of Suicide Research, 14(2):182-191.


Hamilton, SM. Rolf, KA. (2010). Suicide in adolescent American Indians: Preventative social work programs. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(4): 283-290.


Harrop AR, Brant RF, Ghali WA, Macarthur C. (2007). Injury mortality rates in Native and non-Native children: a population-based study. Public Health Reports, 122(3):339-46.


Havighurst RJ. (1971). The extent and significance of suicide among American Indians today. Mental Hygiene, 55: 174-7.


Hill D. L. (2009). Relationship between sense of belonging as connectedness and suicide in American Indians. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(1):65-74.


Hummingbird L. M. (2011). The public health crisis of Native American youth suicide. NASN School Nurse, 26(2):110-4.


Hunter E, Harvey D. (2002). Indigenous suicide in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Emergency Medicine, 14(1):14-23.


Jacono J., Jacono B. (2008). The use of puppetry for health promotion and suicide prevention among Mi’Kmaq youth. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26(1):50-5.


Karch D. L., Dahlberg L. L., Patel N. (2010). Surveillance for violent deaths–National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 59(4):1-50.


Karch D. L., Dahlberg L. L., Patel N., Davis T. W., Logan J. E., Hill H. A., Ortega L., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2009). Surveillance for violent deaths–National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2006. MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 58(1):1-44.


Karch D. L., Lubell K. M., Friday J., Patel N., Williams D. D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2008). Surveillance for violent deaths–National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2005. MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 57(3):1-45.


Kutcher S, Szumilas M. (2010). Controlling for known risk factors for suicide in multivariate models. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(4):269.


Lafromboise TD, Lewis HA. (2008). The Zuni Life Skills Development Program: a school/community-based suicide prevention intervention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(3):343-53.


LaFromboise, T. D., Medoff, L., Lee, C. C., & Harris, A. (2007). Psychosocial and cultural correlates of suicidal ideation among American Indian early adolescents on a northern plains reservation. Research in Human Development, 4(1-2): 119-43.


Lanier, Christina. (2010). Structure, culture, and lethality: An integrated model approach to American Indian suicide and homicide. Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal, 14(1): 72-89.


Lawrynowicz AE, Baker TD. (2005). Suicide and latitude in Argentina: Durkheim upside-down. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(5):1022.


LeMaster PL, Beals J, Novins DK, Manson SM; AI-SUPERPFP Team. (2004). The prevalence of suicidal behaviors among Northern Plains American Indians. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 34(3):242-54.


Lemstra M, Neudorf C, Mackenbach J, Kershaw T, Nannapaneni U, Scott C. (2009). Suicidal ideation: the role of economic and aboriginal cultural status after multivariate adjustment. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(9):589-95.


Lizardi D, Gearing RE. (2010). Religion and suicide: Buddhism, Native American and African religions, atheism, and agnosticism. Journal of Religion and Health, 49(3):377-384.


Martin SL, Proescholdbell S, Norwood T, Kupper LL. (2010). Suicide and homicide in North Carolina: Initial findings from the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System, 2004-2007. North Carolina Medical Journal, 71(6):519-25.


May PA, Serna P, Hurt L, Debruyn LM. (2005). Outcome evaluation of a public health approach to suicide prevention in an American Indian tribal nation. American Journal of Public Health, 95(7):1238-44.


May PA, Van Winkle NW, Williams MB, McFeeley PJ, DeBruyn LM, Serna P. Alcohol and suicide death among American Indians of New Mexico: 1980-1998. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 32(3):240-55.


Michelle Chino, PhD; Lynne Fullerton-Gleason, PhD (2006). Understanding suicide attempts among American Indian adolescents in New Mexico: Modifiable factors related to risk and resiliency. Ethnicity and Disease, 16(2):435–42.


Middlebrook, D. L., LeMaster, P. L., Beals, J., Novins, D. K., & Manson, S. M. (2001). Suicide prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: A critical review of programs. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31(Suppl), 132-149.


Mignone J, O’Neil J. (2005). Social capital and youth suicide risk factors in First Nations communities. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96 Suppl 1:S51-4.


Moniruzzaman A, Pearce ME, Patel SH, Chavoshi N, Teegee M, Adam W, Christian WM, Henderson E, Craib KJ, Schechter MT, Spittal PM; Cedar Project Partnership. (2009). The Cedar Project: correlates of attempted suicide among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 68(3):261-73.


Muehlenkamp, JJ, Marrone S, Gray JS, Brown DL. (2009). A college suicide prevention model for American Indian students. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(2):134-40.


Mullany B, Barlow A, Goklish N, Larzelere-Hinton F, Cwik M, Craig M, Walkup JT. (2009). Toward understanding suicide among youths: results from the White Mountain Apache tribally mandated suicide surveillance system, 2001-2006. American Journal of Public Health, 99(10):1840-8.


Niven J. A. (2007). Screening for depression and thoughts of suicide: a tool for Use in Alaska’s village clinics. American Indian Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 14(2):16-28.


Olson LM, Wahab S. (2006). American Indians and suicide: A neglected area of research. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 7(1):19-33.


Perez, J. (2006). Suicide Among Indigenous People: Foreword. Archives of Suicide Research, 10(2), 101-102.


Pettingell SL, Bearinger LH, Skay CL, Resnick MD, Potthoff SJ, Eichhorn J. (2008). Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(5):465-76.


Roesler J, Petcoff M, Azam A, Westberg S, Kinde M, Crosby A. (2009). Nonfatal suicide attempts and other self-inflicted harm. Beltrami County youths, 2002-2006. Minnesota Medicine, 92(8):53-5.


Saewyc EM, Skay CL, Hynds P, Pettingell S, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Reis E. Suicidal ideation and attempts in North American school-based surveys: are bisexual youth at increasing risk? Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(2):25-36.


Shaughnessy L, Doshi SR, Jones SE. (2004). Attempted suicide and associated health risk behaviors among Native American high school students. Journal of  School Health, 74(5):177-82.


Shropshire KL, Pearson J, Joe S, Romer D, Canetto SS. (2008). Advancing prevention research on the role of culture in suicide prevention: an introduction. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(3):321-2.


Strickland CJ, Cooper M. (2011). Getting into trouble: Perspectives on stress and suicide prevention among Pacific Northwest Indian youth. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(3):240-7.


Strickland CJ, Walsh E, Cooper M. (2006). Healing fractured families: parents’ and elders’ perspectives on the impact of colonization and youth suicide prevention in a pacific northwest American Indian tribe. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 17(1):5-12.


Tondo L, Albert MJ, Baldessarini RJ. (2006). Suicide rates in relation to health care access in the United States: an ecological study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67(4):517-23.


Wahl RA, Cotton S, Harrison-Monroe P. (2008). Spirituality, adolescent suicide, and the juvenile justice system. Southern Medical Journal, 101(7):711-5.


Walker, R. L., Townley, G. E., & Asiamah, D. (2008). Suicide prevention in U.S. ethnic minority populations. In F. L. Leong, M. M. Leach, F. L. Leong, M. M. Leach (Eds.) , Suicide among racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 203-227). New York, NY US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.


Walls ML, Chapple CL, Johnson KD. (2007). Strain, emotion, and suicide among American Indian youth. Deviant Behavior, 28(3):219-246.


Wilson AL. (2008). The state of South Dakota’s child: 2007, part II–death during childhood. South Dakota Medicine, 61(2):47-51.


Wissow LS, Walkup J, Barlow A, Reid R, Kane S. (2001). Cluster and regional influences on suicide in a Southwestern American Indian tribe. Social Science and Medicine, 53(9):1115-24.


Yoder KA, Whitbeck LB, Hoyt DR, LaFromboise T. (2006). Suicidal ideation among American Indian youths. Archives of Suicide Research, 10(2):177-90.


Zayas LH, Pilat AM. (2008). Suicidal behavior in Latinas: Explanatory cultural factors and implications for intervention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(3):334-42.


Zhou Z, Roy A, Lipsky R, Kuchipudi K, Zhu G, Taubman J, Enoch MA, Virkkunen M, Goldman D. (2005). Haplotype-based linkage of tryptophan hydroxylase 2 to suicide attempt, major depression, and cerebrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid in 4 populations. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62(10):1109-18.


Dunlop, S. M., More, E.,  and Romer, D. (2011). Where do youth learn about suicides on the Internet, and what influence does this have on suicidal ideation? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 52:10 (2011), pp 1073–1080 doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02416.

Banks, L., Cameron, C., Sklar, D. and Bauer, M. (2008). A Comparison of Intimate Partner Homicide to Intimate Partner Homicide-Suicide : One Hundred and Twenty-Four New Mexico Cases. Violence Against Women, Vol 14: 1065.


Chino, M., Fullerton-Gleason, L. (2006). Understanding suicide attempts among American Indian adolescents in New Mexico: Modifiable factors related to risk and resiliency. Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 16.


De Ravello L, Abeita J, Brown P. (2008).Breaking the cycle/mending the hoop: adverse childhood experiences among incarcerated American Indian/Alaska Native women in New Mexico. Health Care Women Int., 29(3):300-15.


Drewette-Card RJ, Landen MG. (2005). The disparity change score: a new methodology to examine health disparities in New Mexico. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 11(6):484-92.


Goodkind, J., Ross-Toledo, K., John, S., Hall, J.L., Ross, L., Freeland, L., Coletta, E., Becenti-Fundark, T., Poola, C., Begay-Roanhorse, R., & Lee, C. (2011). Rebuilding TRUST: A Community, Multi-Agency, State, and University Partnership to Improve Behavioral Health Care for American Indian Youth, their Families, and Communities. Journal of Community Psychology, 39(4), 452-477. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20446


Goodkind, J., Ross-Toledo, K., John, S., Hall, J.L., Ross, L., Freeland, L., Coletta, E., Becenti-Fundark, T., Poola, C., Begay-Roanhorse, R., & Lee, C. (2010). Promoting healing and restoring trust: Policy recommendations for improving behavioral health care for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(3), 386-394. DOI 10.1007/s10464-010-9347-4


Hummingbird, L. (2011). The Public Health Crisis of Native American Youth Suicide. NASN School Nurse 26: 110.


LaFromboise, T. & Howard-Pitney, B. (1995). The Zuni life skills development curriculum: Description and evaluation of a suicide prevention program. Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol 42(4): 479-486.


LaFromboise, T. D. & Howard-Pitney, B. (1994). The Zuni Life Skills Development curriculum: A collaborative approach to curriculum development. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Vol 4(Mono): 98-121.


Lafromboise, T. D., Lewis H. A. (2008). The Zuni Life Skills Development Program: a school/communitybased suicide prevention intervention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(3):343-53.


May, P.A., Serna, P., Hurt, L., and DeBruyn, L.M. (2005). Outcome Evaluation of a Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention in an American Indian Tribal Nation. American Journal of Public Health, Vol 95(7).


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, April 10, 1998. Suicide Prevention Evaluation in a Western Athabaskan American Indian Tribe — New Mexico, 1988-1997. 47(13);257-261.


New Mexico Department of Health, Public Education Department, UNM Prevention Resource Center, 2015. YRRS Connections a monthly report on the New Mexico Youth Risk & Resiliency survey. 2013 NM-YRRS Results: Sexual Dating Violence. Available at: www.youthrisk.org or nmhealth.org/go/youth.


Olson, L., Huyler, F., Lynch, A. W., Fullerton, L., Werenko, D., Sklar, D., and Zumwalt, R. (1999). Guns, Alcohol, and Intimate Partner Violence: The Epidemiology of Female Suicide in New Mexico. Crisis, 20(3).


Styka AN, White DS, Zumwalt RE, and Lathrop SL. (2010). Trends in Adult suicides in New Mexico: Utilizing data from the New Mexico Violent Death Reporting System. Journal of Forensic Science, Vol. 55(1):93-99.


WESTLAKE VAN WINKLE, N. and MAY, P. A. (1986). Native American Suicide in New Mexico, 95 7-1 979: A Comparative Study. Human Organization, Vol. 45(4).


WESTLAKE VAN WINKLE, N. and MAY, P. A. (1993). An Update on American Indian Suicide in New Mexico, 1980-1987. Human Organization, Vol. 52(3) 1993.