Indigenous people in Canada are twice as likely to think about suicide than non-indigenous people.
That’s the key finding in a new study by Statistics Canada.
It finds nearly one in five First Nations people living off reserve has thought about killing themselves.
The numbers are similar among Inuit people and are close to as high for Metis.
The study largely puts the blame on the spectre of residential schools.
The actual suicide rate among indigenous people in Canada has long been far higher than the rest of the population.