Year: 2002 Source: Social Science and Medicine, v.55, no.6, (September 2002), p.907-920 SIEC No: 20031153

This article proposes a theory about African-American adolescent male suicide. The authors argue that because African-Americans tend to be concentrated in resource-poor, low income areas, young African-American males of today are more exposed to stressors that increase psychological distress, thus increasing depression & related pathological behaviors, such as suicide. As well, the dissolution of traditional sources of social support has also amplified the vulnerability to depression brought about by postmodern culture. (93 refs)