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Blacks Less Likely to Show Suicide Factors

A study of suicides in Fulton County found that blacks who commit suicide aren’t as likely as whites to display telltale suicide risk factors such as depression, health officials said Monday. The Georgia Division of Public Health studied 1,300 suicides in Fulton County between 1988 and 2002 and found blacks were less likely than whites to have known risk factors including depression, chronic disease, relationship or money problems. They also were less likely than whites to leave a suicide note or have previously talked about suicide, health officials said.

Blacks Less Likely to Show Suicide Factors

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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Grohol, J. (2018). Blacks Less Likely to Show Suicide Factors. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/blacks-less-likely-to-show-suicide-factors/
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