Suicide, Stigma, & the African American Community

By Victor Armstrong, VP Behavioral Health of Atrium Health

Victor Armstrong TW: @1of2vics

According to an article published in verywell health (1), Black men in the United States suffer worse health than any other racial group in America and, as a group, have the lowest life expectancy and the highest death rate compared to both men and women of other racial and ethnic groups.

Among the leading statistics of concern are:

  • 44% of black men are considered overweight
  • 24% are obese
  • 40% of black men die prematurely from cardiovascular disease as compared to 21% of white men
  • Black men