NJ Morning Show – Mental Health in the Black Community – Dr. Ulrick Vieux


Recent research has shown that, contrary to what was long believed, all races do not have the same risk factors for self-harm. The New York Times had a story about how self-reported suicide attempts rose nearly 80 percent among Black teens from 1991 to 2019, while attempts did not change significantly among those of other races and ethnicities.

One study of high school students, published in September, found that the Black teenagers surveyed were more likely than white teenagers to have attempted suicide without first having suicidal thoughts or plans. Here to help us understand all of this is Dr. Ulrick Vieux, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education and Training at Hackensack University Medical Center.


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