Remembering Daughters and Suicide

We need to talk about the startling suicide rates in Black girls and women...

With our weekly Psychiatry & Society video taking a winter break, we bring back some of the greatest hits that are timely and continue to relate to current and uprising societal events of psychological interest. Take today’s story, for instance...

Today, we remember "Daughters Overcoming Ecocide and Suicide (DOES)." This video focused on the increased prevalence of suicide in Black teenage girls, which is especially poignant during Black History Month. At the end of January, we learned of the tragic suicide of Cheslie Kryst, a Black woman who was a former Miss USA. Although she was not a teenager, she was a young Black female. Hopefully, by now information has emerged from which we can learn more to prevent such suicides in Black girls and women.

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