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Study examines alarming upward trend in Black youth suicide

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Researchers have known for the last few years that Black children ages 5 to 12 are twice as likely to die by suicide than white children, but for the first time, a team of investigators is trying to help.
Using information from two national databases, researchers including Dr. Arielle Sheftall, a principal investigator at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, found that from 2003 to 2017 - the most recent year for which the National Violent Death Reporting System has statistics - Black youth experienced a marked upward trend in suicide.
The largest annual percentage increases...
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