Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.3, (1979), p.131-140 SIEC No: 19830657

In the most recent decade, the suicide rate among young blacks has risen to the point where it is nearly as high as that of their white peers. Data in this analysis reflect the striking contrast in age distribution in the suicide patterns of whites and blacks. Whereas white suicide increases in direct relation with advancing CA, suicide among blacks reaches its peak in the youthful years. Contrary to popular belief, black men in their 20s represent the most suicide-prone group.