Suicide Rate Nearly Doubles for Black Youth

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A new study reveals the suicide rate for black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the suicide rate for white children fell. The study, published in the national medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at youth ages 5 to 11 from 1993 to 2012. We look at the possible reasons for the rise in suicides.


Lisa Horowitz, staff scientist and pediatric psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

Damon Tweedy, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine