Episode 145

Suicide and Black America

August 30, 2018
  • Mental Health
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Children & Families
  • Health Care Reform
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Studies, and Coordinator of Criminal Studies, Salem College

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in America. And black youth in particular face increasing suicide rates and challenges in accessing mental health services. Scholar and advocate Kimya Dennis dives into the background behind these suicide statistics, what prevents black youth from getting help, and how mental health providers can address this disconnect.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) any time of day.

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