Suicidal behavior among urban, African American young adults.

  title={Suicidal behavior among urban, African American young adults.},
  author={Nicholas S. Ialongo and Beth K McCreary and Jane L. Pearson and Amy L Koenig and Barry M Wagner and Norman Bradley Schmidt and Jeanne M. Poduska and Sheppard G. Kellam},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={32 3},
The objectives of the present study were four-fold. First, to determine the lifetime, last year, and 6-month prevalence and demographic correlates of suicidal behavior in a defined population of urban, African American young adults. Second, to determine the degree of mental health service utilization among attempters. Third, to study the comorbidity between mental disorders and suicidal behavior, along with the variation in the numbers and types of psychiatric disorders associated with attempts… CONTINUE READING

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