Suicide in French Polynesia

McGrath Sally (mcgraths@UCSU.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 11:15:50 -0600

Hello, My name is Sally McGrath and I am a newspaper reporter in Boulder,
Colo. I am looking for information on French Polynesia - specifically on
its culture, religion and attitudes toward suicide- not by old, dying
people but by young people who simply choose to end their life because
they are depressed or simply tired of living and want to move on.

I am traveling to the Islands on Oct. 1 and would like to gather as much
information as possible before then. If you have material, please mail
it to me at 1209 S. Weldona Lane, Superior, Colo. 80027. I will
reimburse the cost. Or E-Mail me at If you can put me
in touch with someone who has researched this issue, please let me know.

Thank you very much.