It is important for us to care for ourselves and learn how to manage stress -- not just to our physical bodies but our minds too. Although the overall suicide rate in the Black community is lower than that for whites, in 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death. For Black men it was four times that of Black women.
Our high school aged girls (grades 9-12) also are at higher risk of suicide (60% more at risk) when compared to white girls of the same age. See Mental and Behavioral Health – African Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health