Year: 1996 Source: Jet, (August 12, 1996), p.12-15 SIEC No: 20061013

A number of American experts were interviewed to find answers to the question of why the suicide rate is increasing among young black men. A number of reasons are discussed: drug & alcohol abuse, the easy availability of guns, poverty, high unemployment rates, & the pressures of young, middle-class blacks fighting racism in corporate America. The experts suggest possible prevention strategies include teaching help-seeking behaviours to these men, & returning to good family & community values.