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Dying to Please You

Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada

April 30, 2017 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781926886466
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Description

"A ground breaking, paradigm-shifting book." --Bruce E. Levine, PhD, author of Common Sense Rebellion, Surviving America's Depression Epidemic and Get Up, Stand Up


Dying to Please You: Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada offers and in-depth look at the crisis of Indigenous suicide in Canada. It compels us to rethink our definition of suicide and treatment methods, and re-examine the political and primary cause of Indigenous suicide. Written for those who are facing the challenge of unnecessary deaths, of themselves or of others around them, the authors strive to prevent such deaths and for the people involved to reach an understanding of what is really happening. This important book provides the framework of history of, research and theory on, and clear alternatives to Indigenous suicide.

About this Author

Roland D. Chrisjohn, Ph.D. is Onyota'a:ka of the Haudenausaunee. He received his doctorate in Psychology (Personality, Individual Differences and Measurement) from the University of Western Ontario in 1981. He worked in direct crisis intervention services (suicidology) to Native people for 6 years during the 1980's. Currently he is an associate professor in Native Studies and lives in Lower Jemseg, New Brunswick. This is his second book for Theytus. Shaunessy M. McKay is a Mi'kmaq of Eel Ground First Nation. She is currently getting by as best she can: raising her son, Tyler, and working with Roland on their forthcoming book on the Canadian form of racism. Andrea Odessa Smith, M.Sc., ABD is currently completing her doctorate in Healthy Policy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

ISBN: 9781926886466
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Theytus Books
Published: 2017-04-30

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