Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Black Psychology, v.32, no.3, (August 2006), p.303-319 SIEC No: 20070650

Rates of suicide among African American men have increased dramatically in the past 20 years. The changes in rates for African American youth have motivated researchers to investigate protective & risk factors associated with suicide. In light of some of the current findings that identify religious participation as a protective factor against suicide for African Americans, an alternative perspective is provided that examines the contribution of spirituality & specific religious practices on gender differences in suicide risk. (83 refs.)