Year: 2011 Source: American Hournal of Orthopsychiatry (2011) 81(1): 109-117 SIEC No: 20110183

Rates of suicide are increasing among African Americans adolescents. One area that has received little attention is the relationship between depressive symptoms and suicidality. 212 participants completed in-school surveys on three types of social support: family support,peer support and community connectedness.Survey also addressed depressive symptoms and suicidality, as measured by reasons for living, a cognitive measure of suicide risk. Hierachical multiple regression analyses were used to examine direct and moderating relationships between types of social support and suicidality.