In Denver, Suicide Among Black Men is Soaring


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By Noah A. McGee, The Root

Halim Ali is helping young Black men in Denver address the trauma and anger that can turn into violence and suicide.

 …What is not discussed enough is the increasing suicide rates among young Black men. Why the increase? No one is exactly sure, but Halim Ali is doing his best to ensure suicide decreases in Denver, Colorado…

The high rates of suicide is a big issue in Denver, and Ali is trying to find creative ways to lower the rates…

“It’s a matter of life and death,” Ali said.

The age-adjusted rate of suicide for Black men in Colorado has nearly doubled since 2013, when the rate was 10.2 suicides per 100,000. By 2020, that rate grew to 20.2 suicides per 100,000, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. National suicide rates among Black people peak during adolescence and young adulthood, then decline, according to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Photo: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

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