Year: 2002 Source: Surviving Suicide, v.14, no.2, (Summer 2002), p.3 SIEC No: 20030315

This article is suitable for a general audience. The article examines the myth that suicide does not happen very often in the African American community. It also discusses how from 1980-1995, the suicide rate has risen 105% for black males aged 15-19 in the United States. The article examines why many teachers often fail to recognize the warning signs of at-risk behaviour in African American youth. The article concludes by examining the stigma about suicide that exists in the African Community. (AK)