Suicide third cause of death among black male youth

Feb 19, 2010 Full story: Frost Illustrated 169

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Nano

New York, NY

#1 Feb 19, 2010
an eye opener!

From the article,

"according to information disseminated by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in 2006, suicide was the third leading cause of death among African American youth ages 10 through 19 after homicides and accidents. Citing statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Controlís National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS), AAS pointed out that in 2006, 1,954 African Americans committed suicide in the U.S.ó1,669 of them were male."
fedupwiththemess

United States

#2 Feb 19, 2010
Really???? I find that hard to believe.

“Dass wut Ahm tawkeen bawt!”

Since: Dec 09

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#3 Feb 19, 2010
It's more like "Ey, brah, mah gun ain't warkin'! Wat ch'I goin' do?" (Looks down barrel of own gun. Pulls trigger.) "DAYUM! I is buh-leedin'! DAYUM! I fink I goin' be dayd soon. DAYUM! Leas' da cawps can't put me in no jail oh' nuffin'."
Heather

Washington, DC

#4 Feb 19, 2010
I thought everyone on here always posts that WHITES commit suicide all the time?
more hypocracy

Salinas, CA

#5 Feb 19, 2010
lol @ blacks avoiding this topic.....

They will typically call suicide a "white thing"

But looks like its more of a "black thang" gnowutimsayin?

lmao

“Made In America”

Since: Oct 09

United States

#6 Feb 19, 2010
Nano wrote:
an eye opener!
From the article,
"according to information disseminated by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in 2006, suicide was the third leading cause of death among African American youth ages 10 through 19 after homicides and accidents. Citing statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Controlís National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS), AAS pointed out that in 2006, 1,954 African Americans committed suicide in the U.S.ó1,669 of them were male."
What is interesting Suicide is the leading number of Death amoungst White Teenagers.....

“Made In America”

Since: Oct 09

United States

#7 Feb 19, 2010
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14
Suicide is the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds.
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all persons regardless of age, sex or race;
Every hour and forty-five minutes another young person commits suicide.
More than 13 of every 100,000 people aged 15 to 24 committed suicide in 1990. Experts estimate that each year nearly 5,000 teenagers commit suicide.
Teen/youth suicide rates have tripled since 1970.
Suicide among white males rose 50 percent between 1970 and 1978. The incidence for white females increased 12 percent. Recent studies show suicide among young blacks is also a major problem.
The ratio of male to female suicides is four to one. However, young women attempt suicide four times more frequently.
Suicide appears to trigger several other suicides within a group such as a school or community.
It is estimated that 300 to 400 teen suicides occur per year in Los Angeles County alone; equivalent to one teenager lost every day.
Between 26% and 33% of adolescent suicide victims have made a previous suicide attempt.
For every suicide, they are 50 to 100 attempts at suicide.
Having a firearm in the home greatly increases the risk of youth suicide. Sixty-four percent of suicide victims 10-24 years old use a firearm to complete the act.
Biological relatives of a suicidal person are six times more likely to attempt or succeed in suicide than are adoptive relatives.
Abuse and Mental Health Administration) shows that thirteen percent of people who commit suicide did so because they were abusing alcohol at the time.
60 percent said they had thought about killing themselves. About 9 percent said they had tried at least once.
90 percent of suicidal teen-agers believed their families did not understand them.
The actual number of suicides is two to three times higher than statistics indicate

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#8 Feb 19, 2010
more hypocracy wrote:
lol @ blacks avoiding this topic.....
They will typically call suicide a "white thing"
But looks like its more of a "black thang" gnowutimsayin?
lmao
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among white male youth (15-24).

http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/deaths/ca...

“Made In America”

Since: Oct 09

United States

#9 Feb 19, 2010
Whats interesting when you White Males cannot cope with life, its better to take others with you and then yourselves. It's sad but it's true...

“Big lips don't lie ”

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#10 Feb 19, 2010
# More men than women die by suicide.
-The gender ratio is 4:1.
-72% of all suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.
-79% of all firearm suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.

# Among the highest rates (when categorized by gender and race) are suicide deaths for WHITE MEN over 85, who had a rate of 59/100,000.

http://www.healthieryou.com/suicstats.html

Suicide is the white disease.

“Post a link, not a lie.”

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Bigot, Haiti

#11 Feb 19, 2010
Pink_Star wrote:
<quoted text>Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among white male youth (15-24).
http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/deaths/ca...
In Michigan.

Swing and a miss, Mutley....

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Bigot, Haiti

#12 Feb 19, 2010
Pink_Star wrote:
# More men than women die by suicide.
-The gender ratio is 4:1.
-72% of all suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.
-79% of all firearm suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.
# Among the highest rates (when categorized by gender and race) are suicide deaths for WHITE MEN over 85, who had a rate of 59/100,000.
http://www.healthieryou.com/suicstats.html
Suicide is the white disease.
Yes, and ignorance like that is the very reason we laugh when you idots claim this lie.

"The first detailed study of suicide among black Americans dispels the myth that blacks are less prone to suicide than whites are..."
http://wap.cbsnews.com/site...

“Dass wut Ahm tawkeen bawt!”

Since: Dec 09

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#13 Feb 19, 2010
nativeblac wrote:
<quoted text> What is interesting Suicide is the leading number of Death amoungst White Teenagers.....
Why you got an Injun as yo' avatar? Them Cherry Keys keep you workin' their fields or somethin'?

“Made In America”

Since: Oct 09

United States

#14 Feb 19, 2010
Pink_Star wrote:
# More men than women die by suicide.
-The gender ratio is 4:1.
-72% of all suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.
-79% of all firearm suicides are committed by WHITE MEN.
# Among the highest rates (when categorized by gender and race) are suicide deaths for WHITE MEN over 85, who had a rate of 59/100,000.
http://www.healthieryou.com/suicstats.html
Suicide is the white disease.
LOL...that is true

Since: Oct 09

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#15 Feb 19, 2010
I didn't read the artcicle but I would have never thought suicide accounts for that many black men dying.
Loomy

New York, NY

#16 Feb 19, 2010
nativeblac wrote:
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds.
So I guess it could mean that if blacks were in college as much as the white guys they will commit more suicide in college too then. Instead they are out there killing one another on the streets.
Heather

Washington, DC

#17 Feb 19, 2010
Does this include death by cop?

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Bigot, Haiti

#18 Feb 19, 2010
Loomy wrote:
<quoted text>
So I guess it could mean that if blacks were in college as much as the white guys they will commit more suicide in college too then. Instead they are out there killing one another on the streets.
Classic!

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#19 Feb 19, 2010
0hRea11y wrote:
<quoted text>
In Michigan.
Swing and a miss, Mutley....





Detroit, any more questions,...
Olodumare

New Bern, NC

#20 Feb 19, 2010
Big Time wrote:
<quoted text>
Detroit, any more questions,...
"
Everywhere da whiteman go he bring misery,
All throughout history, look it up,
Everything them baldheads touch they f**k it up,
Every government he set up it be corrupt
"

Dem Crazy by DP

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