Self-reported suicide attempts among black US teens rising, study finds

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Researchers found a 73% increase for black boys and girls in high school who took surveyed between 1991 and 2017

Self-reported suicide attempts among black American teenagers are on the rise, according to a study published Monday.

While the number of self-reported suicide attempts for white teenagers had no significant change over the years, and the number of attempts for Hispanic and Asian American or Pacific Islander teenagers have decreased, researchers found a 73% increase for black boys and girls in high school.

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