A Sharp Rise in Suicide Among Young African Americans

A new stOhio-State-University-Logoudy led by Jeffrey Bridge, a professor pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine has found a sharp rise in suicides among young Blacks ages 5 to 11.

The study found that over the past 20 years, the overall suicide rate in this age group remained stable.  However, this finding of a stable suicide rate obscured a significant increase in suicide incidence in Black children and a significant decrease among White children.The suicide rate among young Blacks nearly doubled during the period.

The research, “Suicide Trends Among Elementary School-Aged Children in the United States From 1993 to 2012,” was published on the website of the journal JAMA Pediatrics. It may be accessed here.


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  1. Cheryl Bennett says:

    This is certainly not true, and is a negative report that no one believes, not even the white community. When tv guide and Fox news reported that the young black male from the Voice committed suicide when he clearly had a substance abuse problem. Whites are fudging the numbers. All the public has to do is look at the Hollywood suicide rates. That’s the real story.

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