From here, we have just a brief excerpt from an article about suicide (and other health risks) amongst indigenous people around the world:
Some of the reports alarming statistics include, “In the United States, a Native American is 600 times more likely to contract tuberculosis and 62 per cent more likely to commit suicide than the general population. In Australia, an Indigenous child can expect to die 20 years earlier than his non-native compatriot. The life expectancy gap is also 20 years in Nepal, while in Guatemala it is 13 years and in New Zealand it is 11. In parts of Ecuador, indigenous people have 30 times greater risk of throat cancer than the national average. Suicide rates of indigenous peoples, particularly among youth, are considerably higher in many countries, for example, up to 11 times the national average for the Inuit in Canada.”
Inasmuch as we know that adopted children (and adults) have higher than average suicide rates, what links do you see between these facts?
How also can we reverse these increased health risks, for ourselves and for others, adopted, indigenous, or both alike?