- 1,810 Black 5- to 17-year-olds died by suicide
- Over 2.5X more Black boys died by suicide than Black girls
- BUT: The rate of increase for Black girls—6.6%—was twice that of Black boys
Signs may be missed: For example, symptoms of ADHD—which has been linked to suicide in Black youth—include irritability and interpersonal challenges. But they may also be missed as signs of depression.
For those who engage with Black youth, it’s key to be educated about the “nuanced, subtle behaviors that actually might be indicating that a child is at risk,” says NYU’s Michael A. Lindsey.
Related: Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants – AP