The Relationship of Self-Compassion and Suicide Risk Factors in American Indian/Alaska Native People


In this study, positive aspects of self-compassion were explored in relation with suicide risk factors in a community sample of 242 self-identified American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults. Implications for prevention and intervention programs that emphasize self-compassion, mindfulness, and culturally relevant practices, as well as mental health advocacy, including suicide prevention, for AI/AN people are highlighted.

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