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Kristen Seibert
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Home My Community Hamilton County News SAMHSA - Alarming Suicide Trends In African American Children: An Urgent Issue

SAMHSA - Alarming Suicide Trends In African American Children: An Urgent Issue

The suicide rate among African American children aged 5 to 11 years has increased substantially since 1993 and is persisting, according to Dr. Jeffrey Bridge, a leading researcher at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 1993 suicide ranked as the 14th leading cause of death among this population. Today it’s the 10th leading cause of death—with rates nearly twice that of their White counterparts.

Read more here, including prevention resources: https://blog.samhsa.gov/2019/07/23/alarming-suicide-trends-in-african-american-children-an-urgent-issue
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