Study Finds Suicide Attempts Among Black Children and Teens on the Rise

Nicole Rojas
Oct 16, 2019 - 10:58
Suicide attempts among Black children and teens have skyrocketed over the last two decades

A newly released study reveals suicide attempts among Black children and teens have skyrocketed over the last two decades. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows suicide attempts have dropped among teens of all ethnic groups except for African Americans.  The study, “Trends of Suicidal Behaviors Among High School Students in the United States: 1991-2017,” found self-reported suicide attempts for Black teens rose 73 percent from 1991 to 2017. Self-reported suicide attempts for white teens during the same time period, dropped 7.5 percent.  “Kids are telling us something,” lead researcher, Michael A. Lindsey, PhD told
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