Mental Health

Link – More African American kids are dying by suicide. This Emmy-winning producer is trying to change that

Depression, mental health issues, and yes, suicide, happen everywhere, it’s everyone’s problem. For example:

While suicide rates for blacks are among the lowest in the nation when compared with whites, American Indians, Asians and Pacific Islanders, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young black men ages 10 to 24, according to 2014 figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet blacks are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care, according to a study published last year.

No matter what ethnic or economic group you belong to, it’s there. This is not “other people” who are lacking the care and treatment they need, it’s all of us.

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