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Recent research has found the rate of suicide deaths among young black males between the ages of 13 and 19 have increased by 60 percent from 2001 through 2017. There has also been a 182 percent increase in the rate of suicide deaths of young black females during that same time period.
The state that has the highest rate in the nation is Georgia followed by Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death after homicide for African Americans between the ages of 13 and 19, and the rate continues to climb. Equally troubling is that the methods black youth are using in suicide attempts are among the most lethal. This drastic increase in suicide attempts point to a greater need for access to and use of mental health services in the African American Community.
Some forms of protection against suicide are:
Here are a few other warning signs of suicide:
Suicidal behaviors are a psychiatric emergency. If you or a loved one starts to take any of these steps, seek immediate help from a health care provider or call 911
Suicide Lifeline. 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text line: Text HOME to 741741