Historically, suicide rates among Black youth have been lower than other races and ethnicities. But lately, that’s been changing.

A recent report by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that suicide rates for Black youth ages 10-17 more than doubled between 2007 and 2020.

The researchers called the 144% increase “alarming” and attributable to various “sociecological factors and structures — including institutional racism.”

The August report broke down the risk factors for Black youth, as well as provided recommendations for culturally-competent prevention methods.

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