Year: 2011 Source: American Association of Suicidology(2011)41(3):342-351 SIEC No: 20110217

~During young adulthood the suicide rate among Blacks rises dramatically and approaches that of the U.S. general population,requiring that prevention efforts include a focus on Black young adults. Although most research on suicidality among Blacks has focused on risk factors observed in the dominant culture, in this study the authors examined associations between perceived discrimination, racism and acculturation with lifetime suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempt(SA) among Black young adults.The link between perceived acculturation and SI is consistent with limited available data, indicating the need for further study including the potential mechanisms for the association.