Protecting African American Adolescents from Suicidal Behavior
A team of researchers from Yale and George Washington universities investigated the role of social support in preventing suicidal behavior among African American adolescents, a group which has not been the subject of as much research as their white counterparts. Their work confirms the value of strengthening social supports as a way to reduce suicide risk among African American youth. Read more
This research summary is based on information in:
Matin, S, Molock, S, & Tebes, J. (2011). Suicidality and depression among African American adolescents: The role of family and peer support and community connectedness.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81(1), 108-117.