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Black Youth Suicide: Investigation of Current Trends and Precipitating Circumstances

Suicide among Black youth is a significant public health concern, yet research investigating the epidemiology of suicide in this population is limited. This study examines current trends and precipitating circumstances of suicide by sex and age group in Black youth 5 to 17 years of age, using 2 national databases.

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authors: Arielle H. Sheftall, Fatima Vakil, Donna A. Ruch, Rhonda C. Boyd, Michael A. Lindsey, Jeffrey A. Bridge


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