Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Adolescent Research, v.4, no.2, (April 1989), p.152-172 SIEC No: 19910538

This article analyzes suicidal behavior among black youth, 15 to 24 years of age. The authors find significant differences between male & female rates & patterns of attempted & completed suicide. Sociocultural factors contributing to sex differences in black youth suicide are analyzed, as well as family, school, peer, & community experiences that reinforce theses factors. Males appear to be more vulnerable than females because of greater exposure to multiple risk factors. (VM)