Suicidality and depression among African American adolescents: the role of family and peer support and community connectedness
Matlin, Samantha, et al.
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.