Although whites and Native Americans have the highest suicide rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the black suicide rate has been high enough in recent years to claim one African-American every 4.5 hours. African American adolescents and young adults have the highest number and the highest rate of suicide of any age group of African Americans.
African American Suicide and related links
- African American Suicide Fact Sheet
- Suicidal Behaviors in the African American Community - This article reviews the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the African American community. The authors provide a brief review of the history of suicide research in African AMerican communities and critique some of the paradigms and underlying assumptions that have made it difficult to address the problem of suicidal behaviors in the African American community. The article also summarizes the articles that are presented in this special edition of the journal of Black Psychology on suicidality in the African American community.
- Understanding Suicide Risk Among African American Women
- Suicide and Black Men
- Mental Health and African Americans - From the Office of Minority Health