Year: 2005 Source: Journal of Psychology and Theology, v.33, no.2, (2005), p.140-150 SIEC No: 20100095

200 low-income African-Americans were administered self-report questionnaires measuring suicide acceptability & religious well-being. Findings indicated suicide acceptability was negatively related to religious well-being for both suicide attempters & non-attempters. There was also a significant difference between these 2 groups on suicide acceptability & religious well-being. Results were consistent with previous research that suggests African-Americans who attempt suicide endorse higher levels of suicide acceptability & lower levels of religious well-being than do their nonattempter counterparts. Findings have implications for culturally competent community programming & mental health programs. (37 refs.)