Black Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising – Here's How We Can Help

Pride Magazine — July 08, 2021
The suicide rate of Black youth is rising faster than any other demographic. Black children under 13 are more likely to die by suicide than white children. It's clear that Black kids' mental health is in decline. But why is this happening?

Research points to several causes: systemic racism, trauma, mental health inequity. However, these are problems Black teens have faced for centuries.

In the July issue of Pride Magazine, we discuss other, more recent issues that might be causing this epidemic. New technology, mass media, easier access to firearms—each of these may play a role.

Read the full article here.

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