From mental health issues to chronic health illnesses, there is a growing stream of black men choosing to end their own lives.

Why?

One of the most prevalent views within the African-American community is that we do not intentionally kill ourselves.  That suicide is something only white people or spiritually-weak people do.  That suicide is a cop-out, and that to even consider it is a “punk move”.  However, these apparent suicides and clinical research clearly indicate that African-Americans do commit suicide.

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article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org

 

Discussion: From Don Cornelius To Lee Thompson Young: Why Black Men Are Killing Themselves  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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