Year: 1988 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.1, (Spring 1988), p.73-89 SIEC No: 19890224

The author examines the black youth suicide rate & discusses the reliability & validity of data collection. 3 conceptual approaches are evaluated: the sociological, the psychological & the ecological. She delineates the sociocultural factors that contribute to differential rates of suicide for black males & females, & considers assessment & early intervention strategies. (GW)