Thursday, November 2

Black Suicide Story

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The study about suicide rates among African Americans made headlines around the country. I'm won't rehash the information, but according to the reports, Black people attempt suicide at a higher rate than was once thought, and the lifetime suicide rate among blacks equals whites.

I compared the headlines of the various media outlets ( provides a comprehensive list). According to the Chicago Tribune, "Blacks not Less Prone to Suicide," while Detroit's WWJ Newsradio 950 reported that "More African Americans Attempting Suicide," and the headline at PsychCentral simply read "New Suicide Attempt Research." It's interesting to see how reporters, and editors interpret information and try to boil it down for the masses. Each headline certainly tells its own story.


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