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Reducing The Heartbreak: How We Address The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

Did you know? In the last ten years, suicide rates among Black children ages five to eleven have doubled, while the rate among White children in the same age group has declined. The growing number of suicides among Black children demands deeper inquiry into the state of Black children’s lives and why a growing number are choosing death due to their circumstances. Suicides are not a failure of children’s ability to cope as much as they are a catastrophe of adults’ inability to respond.