Suicide attempts among adolescents afroamerica increased by 73 percent, the overall number of suicides among teenagers in the United States has doubled.
According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, with the overall rapid growth of suicides among teenagers between 1991 and 2017, is particularly striking, the number of recorded attempts of suicide among African-American children. Particularly susceptible to this trend, boys.
The results obtained on the basis of data collected among 199 000 high school students in the survey of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases. Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent deaths from all demographic groups, second only to accidents and is the third leading cause of death among African Americans aged 15 to 19 years.
Among high school students every fifth admitted they had experienced suicidal moments, and one in ten developed the implementation plan of suicide.