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California Statewide Prevention Plan

Last week, I was invited along with suicide loss survivors, therapists, and researchers to present recommendations to California's Statewide Suicide Prevention. Highlights from Kelechi Ubozoh's Written Statement to MHSOAC - MHSOAC Question: How are suicide/ suicide attempts experienced in communities of color? What is are some reasons suicide is underreported for people of color?  There is a widespread misconception amongst many mental health professionals and researchers, that suicide is not a problem in black communities. However, this is not true. Recent studies show that nationwide, suicides among black children under 18 are up 71 percent in the past decade, rising from 86 in 2006 to 147 in 2016, the latest year such data is available from the Centers for Dis...