How Can We Help? Understanding Warnings of Suicidal Behavior Among Black Youth
Invited SPR Keynote Speaker: Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies
Suicide rates for Black children ages 5 to 11 exceed any other ethnic group. According to new research by Dr. Lindsey, suicide attempt rates are rising among Black high school-aged adolescents, and those who attempt suicide are likely to have disparate health outcomes tied to socioeconomic problems in the Black community. Based on his research Dr. Lindsey will share steps stakeholders can take to reverse these trends through attention to early warning signs, improved access to care, particularly mental health treatment, and other key preventative measures.