Year: 1989 Source: Phoenix, Arizona: The Oryx Press, 1989. p.236 SIEC No: 20041189

In this encyclopedia entry, the suicide rate among the African-American population is discussed, along with gender & age differences. Protective factors for the relatively low overall rates of suicide seen in this popualtion are explored, as are explanations for high rates found in particular populations, such as young Black men. (6 refs)