Year: 2007 Source: Death Studies, v.31, no.5, (May-June 2007), p.399-416 SIEC No: 20070424

In this article, the authors examine the literature related to cultural protective factors that buffer African Americans from suicide. They present an overview of suicide in this population, review the culture & worldview of African Americans, & examine the degree to which these cultural variables protect against suicide risk. Finally, the limitations of the extant research on African American suicide are discussed. An agenda for future research is set & its implications for clinical practice & public policy are discussed. (73 refs.)