MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Historically, black teenagers in the United States have had lower suicide rates than whites.
From 1991 to 2017, the rate of reported suicide attempts by African-American teens rose, especially the rate among black boys, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics. The rate for black youths grew even as the rate of suicide attempts by teens in.
Researchers found a 73% increase for black boys and girls in high school who took surveyed between 1991 and 2017.
Worsening suicide rate in black teenagers. Shaffer D(1), Gould M, Hicks RC. Author information: (1)Division of Child Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric.
The number of black teens who have attempted suicide increased from 1991 to 2017, while attempts by teens of other racial groups fell during.