Black History: Special Delivery!!
BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!!
According to the American Medical Association, the rate of suicide among Black youth has doubled in the last 20 years….It is the 3rd leading cause of death for Black Americans ages
15 to 24.
The National Organization For People Of Color Against Suicide “notes that depression, which often goes undiagnosed, is on the increase among African Americans.”
If you need help, reach out.
Check on your people! Help is available!
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 800-273-8255
Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Some SuicideWarning Signs:
-Talking about wanting to die.
-Exploring methods -Expressing hopelessness; no reason to live
-Talking about being a burden to others
-Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
-Withdrawing or isolating
Check out this article from Yes! Magazine for more info: