Black children between the ages of 5 and 12 years were nearly two times more likely to die by suicide when compared with white children of the same age, according to findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.
“While the suicide rate was lower for black youth than white youth overall, we found a striking change in that trend when we analyzed the suicide rates by the two age groups,” Lisa Horowitz, PhD, from the NIMH Intramural Research Program, said in a press release. “Gaining an understanding of these and other contributing factors may someday lead to targeted, culturally sensitive interventions and help reverse the trend in suicide rates in the U.S.”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
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