Year: 2022 Source: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. (2022). 31(2), 211-221. SIEC No: 20220560

Suicide is among the leading causes of death for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, black, Hispanic, and multiracial youth. Although recent data suggest increasing trends in  suicide and suicidal behaviors among minoritized populations, limited research is available to understand these trends. Emerging data regarding suicidal ideation, attempts, and suicide deaths suggest increasing  trends among minoritized populations. Youth who identify as racial/ethnic minorities and sexual minorities appear to be at even greater risk. Existing data suggest a disparity in recognition and interventions
for these vulnerable populations.
Trends in suicidal ideation and behaviors for minoritized youth populations show some variations in age of onset, gender disparities, and outcomes when compared with white youth.
Interventions targeting suicide and suicidal behaviors among diverse youth are lacking, calling for increased research support for understanding this growing population of youth.