Why are Black girls committing suicide?

Why are Black girls committing suicide?

It is unthinkable, but happening. Little Black girls are killing themselves.

The causes include disproportionate exposure to violence and traumatic stress, aggressive school discipline, and depression, according to researchers and mental health experts.

Counselors and child advocates believe the disturbing trend can be reversed with love, commitment, and support services.

According to a 2015 study of trends by the Journal of the American Medical Association, children’s suicide rates have significantly doubled for Black children in the last two decades, and decreased for White children.

For Black youth (ages 10-19), the rate of male suicides (5.59 per 100,000) was three times higher than that of young Black females (1.87 per 100,000), according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

“We’ve been seeing it over the last number of decades within our communities, because there was a time when it really was rare for African American youth, but unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more common,” said Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, a clinical psychologist and associate professor at Pepperdine University. to read more of this story, click here

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  1. The Suicide of a Nation has more to with mindsets than depression. Bullying is extremely popular in the African American societies. Often times it is greed that is the motivating factor among African Americans. Fears of the bourgeoisie instill homophily into their subjects in order to consume what little substance common folks may acquire. They rely upon male prowess to dominate which is indicative of a failed state of being when the female regardless of age, feels defeated from onset of life. When the word ‘bitch’ becomes the common term used to describe her existence; instinct, calls for a reality check, disengage and reassess the situation which may call for physical elimination of oneself to fully evaluate the communitarian process which, evidently lacks loves, warmth only authoritarian leadership which dishevels intimate relationships in exchange for moneyology. So, king Midas wins again, it seems.

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