Suicide among Inuit has one of the highest rates in the world and is a major problem
in these populations. This thesis examines the psychological foundation of why suicide rates among
Inuit are so much higher compared to the general western population.
By comparing risk factors among the general population with risk factors among Inuit, this thesis finds that the risk factors in the general population are also present in Inuit societies, and that there are some additional risk factors among Inuit that are not present in the general population.